I’ve been listening to the audio book, The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen. One of the main characters is asked:
“Say somebody offered you a new personality. Would you take it? Say somebody said to you, ‘I will permanently rewire your mental hardware in whatever way you want.’ Would you pay to have that done?”
I’ve been mulling this over for a few days. Years ago, my immediate answer would have been yes, give me a complete overhaul. Since then I’ve come to accept who I am a bit more, so I don’t think I’d change my basic personality. Still, I wouldn’t mind it being tweaked here and there. It might be nice to be a little more outgoing, a little less self conscious, and, oh, how wonderful to have my brain wired so I could remember everything I’ve read!
What about you? Would you change your personality or mental hardwire?