Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Who's The Bravest Of Them All?

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I attended the No Limits Conference today in Toronto; it's coordinated by the association of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. For me, it did a lot more than just provide in-depth information about the CA profession; it opened my eyes to what kind of personality you must have to be successful in that area.

Anyways, accounting doesn't usually interest the general public; what I really wanted to talk about was a question asked by the MC today (who was, by the way, awesome. Go Sunjay!).

Who is the bravest person in history?

Apparently he asks this during every presentation, and the strangest answer that he decided to share with us was some guy who said, "The first guy to try... MILK!"


"Think about it, one day, this guy just said to his buddy, 'hey, see that wild animal over there? See those things hanging from it? Well... I'm going to go over there. And squeeze them. And then, I'll drink whatever comes out of them.'"

Now, I can't really imagine it happening like that, but my point is, someone was creative enough to think of it. (I'm not sure what was influencing them at the time, but that's not important...) And that, I envy.

It's interesting how differently a question can be perceived, and I envy the people who can think outside the box. If I were to answer that question, I would have probably said the first group of people to come to North America from across the ocean.

So, I'd like to ask the same question: Who do you think was the bravest person in history?


2 comments so far.

  1. setsanto on May 6, 2009 at 9:20 PM

    Er, even braver: the first guy to eat cheese.

    "Hey you know that stuff that we squeeze out of cows that actually turned out to be kind of tasty? And how it smells really bad after just a couple of days? Well, let's leave it in that corner for a few weeks, stir it now and again, and then eat it! Yay!"

  2. the least brave person in history on May 6, 2009 at 9:32 PM

    so btw those guys who crossed the ocean, vikings

    bravest person in history: my mom

    i don't think that requires explanation.

    and also the first person to sky dive. clearly suicidal. just saying.

    this accounting conference sounds wierd, i still have no plans of being an accountant

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