|13 souls (sorry that this might be appearing in your friends page twice.)
||[Jan. 28th, 2007|06:32 am]
The Question Club
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Okay, hear me out on this. Please.
I was watching The Simpsons the other day and the episode about Bart selling his soul to Milhouse for $5 was on. This got me thinking about something that happened 10 years ago.
10 years ago, a friend and I held a contest. There was no prize for whoever won the contest, it was done just to observe some things; curiosity and a social experiment of sorts. We were in 8th grade and we wanted to see which of us could get the most kids to willingly sign over their souls to us by the end of the day. So we drew up a paper each that explained this and then drew severeal lines out with something along the lines of: I (their full name) hereby willingly give my soul to (our full names) on (date).
There were rules:
-No coaxing or pressuring or bullying. They had to willingly give us the soul.
-No promises of favors, money, or any other rewards in return for the signature/soul.
-Even though it was written out, we had to explain anyway so the kid knew what they were getting themselves into.
-If they wanted their soul back, all they had to do was find us in the day and we'd give it back, no problem.
-No repeat signatures and no same signatures from the others' list. We checked back with eachother on our way to each class.
At the end of the day, he acquired 11 and I acquired 13. One girl came to me at the end of the day for her soul back so I cut her section of the paper off and gave it back to her.
My questions are:
1. Is this some silly game kids play and not at all to be taken seriously?
2. Could anything bad happen because of this, like say: when I die if some of them are still around, will they be lacking something?
3. Is there someway that I've done something wrong and karma is kicking my ass for this because my life is pretty shitty in some areas? Have I already paid for this?
4. What can I do to make this right? I feel weird having had 13 people sign their souls to me at such a young age. I feel weird for them too.
I know that this could be taken lightly or heavily. I feel both. I just want to do what's right and I want to know what you think, your advice, how you feel about it.
Thank you for your time and consideration.