Last night I went out with some friends and one of them posed a question, one he had been asked at an entrance interview for medical school: ‘if you where throwing a dinner party and could invite one living person and three dead people who would you invite?’
Humm… that’s a very hard question. For the three dead people I would invite the Buddha, Socraties and my great-grandfather who I never met. There are so many people I would like to have know; Marcus Tullus Cicero, Lucius Sulla, Julius Caesar, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Levi, Peter, Francis of Asissi, Ghangis Kahn, Charlemagne, Jeremy Bentham, Thomas Paine, Peter the Great, Napoleon, Voltaire, Dostoevsky, Sartre, Jefferson, Washington, Franklin, Bolivar, Lincoln, Tolkien, Oh there are so many, the list goes on and one… one day I should write it down.
As for the living person… most likely the Dali Lama, although Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter, the Pope, Che Guivara (he’s still alive isn’t he?) and a number of other people would be just as good.
So, who would you invite?