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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

March: Poll: What percent of you is you?

Our March Feature

I just loaded a new poll asking:

Following an accident, would you need 50%, 10%, or 1% of yourself in your new body? Or would you rather just be allowed to die if no more than 50% could be saved?

Be sure to vote in the sidebar, but leave your explanations here!

What do you think Mary will say? Hmmm.

readergirlz, rgz, Lorie Ann Grover

19 comments:

Melissa Walker said...

I chose 10%, but maybe that's because it was Jenna's number. As long as I felt my heart and soul were there, I'd be okay. But if they were too far gone, I'd rather let go.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

I chose 10%, too, Melissa! I thought I could still find myself down inside 10%.

But I wonder, would all of me be in 1%? I love this question!

Little Willow said...

I don't want to quantify it! Aah! The more, the better.

Silvia said...

I've voted 50%

I think I would like to keep all I could of the me right now.

Erin said...

Hm...I think even if there was just 1%, my soul would still be there. So even if it completely changed me--it'd still *be* me.

Amee said...

I chose ten percent because I figure I could work with that 10% to get back even more of me.

Polo.Pony said...

I think that I would choose 50% so that I could have quite a bit left of me still.

katayoun said...

i'm not that attached to my heart, or my body. but i would definitely want my memories with me as i'd think that's what makes me, me, so how much of a brain that is? 10%? or even less?

cupcakewitch said...

I probably would vote to just be allowed to die... This is a hard question though.
I am one of those people that thinks that if I got plastic surgery to look better I wouldn't be "me" anymore...
Ah, maybe I have to think this one over more.

Andrea said...

I think this TED Talk by Aimee Mullins is a good one to watch when thinking about this topic: http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/482

pinktooth2 said...

for me i would just want to die if it was so bad that after it wouldnt be like me since how much of "me" was missing.

robin_titan said...

This is quite an interesting question, I've never come across one like it before.

Maryanne said...

I chose to be allowed to die because I would find it very difficult to come to terms with being a scientific creation. I thought Jenna's question to her parents, 'what about her soul?' was very pertinent.

Jen said...

If I chose 50 % I wonder which 50 it would be.

katie said...

I chose 50%. I think I would want to have at least that much of myself. Personally, I would probably want more than that if I could.

Iris Black said...

I chose to just let myself die:
If I can't be all me, then I don't want to be a shadow "me." A partial identity is a recipe for disaster. And a shredded soul is even worse.

Iris
http://irisblack-author.blogspot.com

marypearson said...

Well, if I can choose I think I would go with 100% but if I must go with what is offered I guess it is no surprise that I might choose 10%, but who knows? Maybe even 1% might sound pretty good when you are faced with an alternative of 0%?

holly cupala said...

I wonder which percentage, though, is "me." Where are my spirit and soul contained? Would it still be "me" if it were just my arm that was save (a viable 10%), or if it were my heart, or my brain? I guess it would depend on which 10% we're talking about!

Molz614 said...

I would have to say 10%, there are parts of me (like my health problems) that I would love to leave behind if I could, a life without them would be awesome...But leaving behind more that that could be difficult. I would hope to be able to keep as much, but 10% would be a minimum...