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2017

Which life would you choose?

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Vivid Melody
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Lets play a game. Click on this ∞ LINK ∞ then click the picture next to "which life would you choose?" Feel free to explain why or if you were torn between any of them.

As for me, the first time I saw this I was most attracted to the Nakama life until I got to the reincarnation part and the tragedy of losing friends bit. I've never been fond of the idea of reincarnation. I wouldn't want to reincarnate. I want to be exactly who I am and live one life down here. The loss of friends speaks for itself. That being said, I initially went with Fisher King. But now upon reading it again, I would choose Nakama. It says you won't have special access to adventure and excitement. However, if your relationships with these people are legendary - that's all the excitement I would need. Relationships ARE exciting to me. Not what I do or don't do. Not to mention being highly lucky in ordinary things sounds exciting to me too - though maybe not in the typical sense of the word.

So while I don't like the idea of reincarnation, I figured if I didn't remember it the first 11 times, it would be no big deal. The 12th time sounds bad on the surface but I figure I'd at least get to spend it with my beloved pet and I'd still have luck on my side which still sounds like a good life. I guess the memory of losing friends could be painful or positive depending on how you look at it. Life is short anyway. So - I'm going with that one :)

How about you?
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Moonsoul
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Moonsoul 20 United States INFP 259 134C
I felt pretty drawn to the road eternal. I love hiking, walking, exploring, traveling. The Nakama was interesting too, but the reincarnation and losing friends kind of repelled me. I figured if I went with the road eternal, I'd probably meet a lot of people and maybe even close companions to travel with me. I think seeing the world would be pretty thrilling, especially without worrying about food or money or mortality.
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Tatum
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Tatum
25 United States INTJ 361 120C
I'd choose The Road Eternal every time. I have no words to describe how happy that would make me.
Rayman
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I thought about this for a long time, and I choose Dominion.
Why?
Nakama is Horrifying, losing all your friends one after another. I could never live through that.

Fisher king sounds okay, but It would be a lot like being prisoner in a golden cage.

I really like traveling, but road eternal is too... Eternal, I really want to settle down someday.

Dominion appeals to me because all the other lives seem very aimless and random. I like having a goal to strive for and a challenge to oppose me.
I probably wouldn't make a very good president of the world; all that power would probably drive me insane, but at least I'd have something to work towards. Also, power is awesome! We all want it, some of us just don't want to admit it.
Auphen
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I can't choose between Nakama and the Fisher King.

As others have said, the idea of reincarnation and losing friends isn't very appealing to me, but I figure that just because you have the twelve really close friends doesn't mean you can't make additional friends in each life. Also, think how much knowledge and experience you would accumulate by that last life! The best thing about this choice for me would be having the true love and the pet.

As for the Fisher King, it also doesn't really place any restrictions on being able to make friends, even though the description of this one seems very lonely. It sort of sounds like the life I live now except for the magical house part. :P I can see my husband really enjoying this one as well. The nice thing about this one as opposed to Nakama is that you can choose to die whenever you get sick of it simply by staying away for longer than a week. In the meantime, you could still travel and have adventures as long as they were shorter than that.

I like stability too much to be drawn to The Road Eternal, and Dominion just seemed scary. O_o
Akail
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I love these CYOAs (where the choices can't exactly be measured, and the choices are more a reflection of who you are), but I find them harder to firmly decide things for.

I think I would choose the Fisher King with the Road Eternal as a close second, because they both have an eternity of new experiences (the Fisher King would keep pace with technology and entertainment, so that would be fun). I think that, in the end, I would probably choose the Fisher King, if only because it would probably be easier to watch the world crumble outside than to travel among things like that forever. I think I prefer the passive tragedy to being forever unable to truly help those involved.

EDIT: I would definitely choose Fisher King as a far ahead choice if I had enough power to maintain others' youth in my home, but if not I think I could bear grief every once in a while.

I liked the idea of the Nakame, but I think that 13th life would hurt. All those endings. And the idea that they might have been made to like me seems a bit off to me. Luck just to be lucky and successful doesn't appeal to me all that much.

Dominion sounds fun as a concept, but very risky and a little sadistic. After a long time I would probably get paranoid that I would be killed by those other immortals, and paranoia leads to bad things over centuries and centuries of searching for people who cannot be found easily. I guess chopping a small nick in people's ears and seeing whose regenerated at a superhuman speed would solve that. See, bad things already :P
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Sorry if this is random, but your description of the Dominion choice reminds me of the Highlander universe!
Akail
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I can see the parallels! I didn't even think about that.

That makes me think the whole "group versus me" is a bit more dangerous. They could be my closest advisers after a few hundred years. Sneak in the rest of them, pull out swords, and I wouldn't last very long.
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Pseudolonewolf
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Interesting!

All but Dominion appealed to me, and I'm uncertain which one to choose. I'm not exactly the travelling sort by nature, by recent escapades made me wonder whether a life spent travelling constantly would be a fascinating and fulfilling one. I'm used to sitting at home all the time, so having that with all those extra benefits would be comfortable to me... and yet I don't really LIKE sitting at home all the time, so if I had a choice between that and moving around constantly without worries, perhaps I'd choose the latter.

I can understand why the Nakama one would be appealing to most people, and it is to me too, especially since I don't really have close friends at the moment and so it appeals to me as a fantasy in that way... True love is something I value above all else, and it offers that, too. I have no problem with the reincarnation since that's an aspect of reality I accept (not 'believe in') anyway, and I could see the final life as a wonderful chance for spiritual growth and development in preparation for my escape from the cycle. All things pass anyway, so I wouldn't deeply mind it if I lost friends with each new life.

I think I'd choose that one, then!
Rayman
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Nakama terrified me!
I don't understand why anyone would want that.
Road eternal was appealing, but although I like traveling I really want to settle down sometime.
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Fallen Lily
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The Batter
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Hmm.... let's see here...

The Road Eternal: This one seems pretty nice at first with how much it helps you be adaptable, but I don't like how you have to be constantly nomadic and always off on an adventure.

Fisher King: This one also seems pretty nice, living in your own dream house, but the setbacks are what, having to be an eternal hikikomori (shut-in)...? No thanks... I can already sort of relate to this, but it isn't something I want to be, and even if it is, I'd want to be able to choose to be that way or leave when I want to, not forced.

Nakama: This one sounds pretty nice at first, but then it gets kind of tragic, doesn't it? I got mixed feelings on reincarnation. Memory loss or physical loss, while there may be some things you lose that are bad, I feel like there's also bad things that you'll lose or not remember anymore, especially that part about luck and not being born somewhere that's violent and impoverished or with abusive parents.

Dominion: Hmm... this one is interesting, but really authoritarian...

I'm not entirely sure what I'd pick yet, but is it just me, or do all of these actually relate to the four Myers-Briggs or temperamental philosophies?

I think it might go like this...

The Road Eternal = Artisan (Crafter)
The Fisher King = Rational (Architect)
Nakama = Idealist (Healer)
Dominion = Guardian (Supervisor)

Something like that...?

What do you'll think?
Akail
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I think that Fisher King would also appeal to an Idealist (creating a reflection of their self), or even a Guardian (order, but to less of a degree than Dominion).

And the Nakame I could definitely see appealing to a Guardian too (especially regarding the friends as a structured "Family" unit).
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The Batter
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Hmm... I guess.

Maybe I mixed up some of my descriptions?

Well, The Road Eternal still works as Artisan, right?

I thought Artisans were more physical and adaptable, and that path or whatever it's called were pretty similar to each other.
Akail
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I think you did fine with your definitions, just that some might have a secondary type, depending on how each person chose what they did
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Vivid Melody
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I think enneagram would come into play here too and there's some overlap. However, I like what you did here with making the connection with MBTI ;)
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The Batter
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Thanks. ^^;

Noticing patterns comes easy to me, even if it might not exactly be true...

Well, I guess tvtropes made up fan interpretations on a lot of things helps me to think that way too. XD

Which reminds me of temperaments since that also comes in 4s. Hmm... Well, Dominion has to be Choleric at least.
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Moonsoul
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Moonsoul 20 United States INFP 259 134C
Thats a really interesting way to look at it. I chose the road eternal though, which I'm an idealist. But I've often wondered if I'm really ISFP instead of INFP. I think those are artisans. But who knows. Myers Briggs isn't perfect.

I can imagine those 4 lifestyles meeting with the types you said fairy well though. I never would have looked at it like that.
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The Batter
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Technically, rather than each individual letter, you should look at it by class definition.

Are you an Artisan, or an Idealist?

Also, it seems like there's only one character difference, S and N.

I think that's like... a S or a T might be thinking of the present more, concrete fact and be skeptical, maybe.

You don't care to think about the future and possibilities but what you already know now.

I think Intuitive people are also psychic, supposedly, by noticing patterns and knowing certain things well, like they get things before their proven right by noticing trends. I think... Is that right? o.O
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Moonsoul
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Moonsoul 20 United States INFP 259 134C
I think that's right. I day dream alot but I guess instead of thinking about what will happen, I think of what has happened and why and what it means.

And I guess I understand some patterns or subliminal things, but I'm also really oblivious and spacey. So if I wasnt paying attention to something, then I probably diddnt catch something I could have if I were focused. But when I am focused I feel pretty aware, and understand whats going on, or where someone's going with their point before they finish getting to it. So I guess thats most likeley N rather than S when I write it out. Do you have it like this too? I don't know how prone INTJs are to day dreaming, im not sure if that's an N trait, or a F-T trait. And I know myers briggs goes deeper in inroverted/extroverted sensing, intuition, thinking and feeling cognitive stuff too.
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The Batter
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I think it's an N thing, because I thought one stereotype for an NT was being an Absent Minded Professor? It's probably more of a P thing above all else though. Their mind is disorganized and unfocused as much as their work, compared to a J type. Maybe.

Or maybe some of these traits can be found in other things too, Idk...

But yes, it's hard not to be focused on my own thoughts either way and pay attention to something else that I need to do because it doesn't interest me at the moment.

Well, whatever. You sound like you might still be a N. Where does the S come from?
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Vivid Melody
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Thanks for responding everyone. Y'all made me think of things I hadn't thought of.
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orion
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orion 20 United Kingdom INFP 251 13C
Nakama and The Road Eternal definitely appeal to me the most. minus the whole 'losing one friend every time you reincarnate in Nakama' thing. apart from that, they're both perfect. ^^
Fisher King seems really good to me too, but I don't like how you get old and frail when you leave the house for more than one week..
and Dominion doesn't appeal to me at all.
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Astralways
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Astralways 23 United States INFP 952 4C
Oh man, this is interesting. I would have to say I'd definitely go with The Road Eternal. It would be so amazing to travel anywhere you want, without having to worry about money or lost time. I love the idea of having a neverending adventure, and you could meet so many people along the way.

Fisher King would of course be amazing, but I think it could end up feeling isolating, and it seems a bit too... easy? For me, an important part of life that makes it worth living is trying to face challenges and that feeling you get when you finally overcome them. To have everything you could ever want simply handed to you would probably get kind of dull after a while, I think, especially if you're practically immortal.

As for Nakama, while it would be incredibly convenient and you could live a long peaceful life, the lack of adventure would be a bit boring to me, at least compared to The Road Eternal. I like the reincarnating part though, and especially having a pet that would always be there for you.

And Dominion is just too much responsibility for me. Nope. Couldn't do it.

How do you feel about this?

Mood:

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