January 30, 2001    





If you could trade place with somebody, who would it be?

I would trade places with the world's richest man, Bill Gates, so I could concentrate on doing what I love instead of doing what I need to make money.

Eric, 18
Beverly Hills

I'm pretty happy with who I am. I would love to switch places with the Dali Lama for a bit. I'd also like to confirm that life as sex   goddess is not as wonderful as other might think it is. Being able to be in the body of a really strong and fluid person such as a ballet dancer would be an interesting experience.

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

If I could changes place wwith someone I think it would be my doctor. I would love to be able to help others to get well and overcome things. I have helped many in my family but not the way a person could with a degree. It is no only the degree she has but her kindness and consideration and the time she takes with her patients. If I had it all to do over again I would  have went to medical school to help others the only other thing I wish I would have become would be a minister as I also could help others know that God is always there for them and He can help them.

Marci, 55
, OH   USA

Why would I want to? I no longer believe the grass is greeener on the other side of the street. I suppose, in a fantasy, it might be interesting to be my male counterpart, just to see what life looks like from a masculine perspective.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

I don't regret the roads I haven't taken, but I'm occasionally curious to see what I would be like had I chosen a career in the arts instead of a conventional life as wife and mother.

Jill, 60

Any coffeehouse folk/rock singer. Not someone particularly famous,  because fame does not appeal to me, but I would enjoy making a career out of playing coffeehouses and singing.

Talia, 23

My archenemy (that looks wrong, but the spell checker thinks it's all right). Don't get me wrong. I don't want to be her. I'd want to keep my family and friends and not do stupid things like she does. You couldn't pay me enough to BE her. But to be in her place and be able to come home at night to the my favorite [non-related-to-me] guy in the world and a nice cat and maybe a crackling fire, to be able to hang out with him (the guy, not the cat) on the blades I wanted to buy in high school but didn't have enough money. . .that would be pretty great.

Karen, 21

I think I would trade places with someone rich or famous just to see what it  was like. But I would only want it to be temporary.

Stephanie, 25

I would stay right where I am. I'm content with who I am.

Janet, 42
E. Brunswick

Jennifer Lopez...just so I could see how the other half lives!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City

I wouldn't want to trade places with anyone. I'm very satisfied with who I am. Although, if I had to choose, I might like to be my husband. But only if I'm still the wife. He's got a pretty good deal at home.

Laura, 36
, MA   USA

Hmm... nobody... I consider myself a pretty decent person right now, and I wouldn't want to trade places... then again, maybe I'm just in a good mood. lol...

Jeremy, 13
Highlands Ranch

No one...I'm really happy being who I am.

Angela, 16
, SC   USA

I can't think of anyone I'd want to trade places with. If it was a temporary thing? Maybe my daughter...to know what it's like growing up in today's society. Permanently, no one.

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

I wouldn't want to trade places with anybody, but if I had to, I would trade places with God. Then I would finally know HOW HE DOES IT. You know, how He really runs the universe. HOW it all came about. And I would finally know EVERYTHING. But, if I could change places with somebody, and still be the same person inside, but in a different body, and in their situation, I would trade with Alicia Silverstone.  Actually, all the fun stuff I would want to do, she's already done. So, God it is.

Lisa J., 22

I wouldn't... I think it would be kind of hard just to jump into someone elses life.

Dianne, 16
Oshawa, Ontario  CANADA

Hmmm, I've given this question some thought and I really can't think of anyone that I would like to trade places with. I like myself and I like my life - mainly because I've accepted and learned to live within my limitations. I don't think I could deal with a whole new set of problems.

Reba, 51
, MD   USA

I am in a hospital room right now, and I would like to change places with one of the other ladies who's room is near mine. I can hear the cries of their big healthy, full-term babies. I can hear the joy and laughter of friends and family members as they are celebrating the life and health of the new baby. I am in my hospital room hoping that medication and prayers will stop the contractions that could cause my baby to be born too soon.

Susan, 32
, IL   USA

Okay, with somebody living (non-famous) that would be my brother: He has got it going on: Wife, unbelievable masion, travels all the time, although the one thing he is missing is animals. Living (famous) that would have to be Terry Goodkind (the author of the Sword of Truth books). Deceased famous: I would say Homer (the guy who wrote the Iliad/Oddysey, Socrates, Janis Joplin, Alexander The Great, and last, by firstly, the legendary Big Guy Sarge...

Bruno, 31
, CO   USA

perhaps a buddhist monk, or someone who works deep within some secret religious society.

Adrianne, 15

I don't think I'd want to do it indefinitely, but I would want to be a very pretty, wealthy female college student. . .

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles

Either Derian Hatcher or Pavel Bure. They're my two favorite hockey players. I want to know what it's like to play in the NHL.

Kevin2, 18
Frazier Park

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