If You Could Have Dinner With Anyone Who Would It Be?
Start writing a post
Entertainment

If You Could Have Dinner With Anyone Who Would It Be?

This list will take care of that interview question right away

6463
If You Could Have Dinner With Anyone Who Would It Be?
notsopublic.com

Who’s the most influential person in your life? What’s the most influential book you’ve ever read? What’s your greatest weakness/strength? If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?

Everyone has, at some point in time, had to answer a question like one of these. If you haven’t, don’t fret it’s coming. They pop up on job interviews, internship applications, college applications and so many other questionnaires that will attempt to pinpoint your unique, indescribable character in words.

Well, have no fear; I’ve taken care of one of these questions for you. Here is a list of 5 influential people you should consider having dinner with.

1. Malala Yousafzai

Not only is this girl intelligent, but she is brave. While the Taliban continued to control the Swat district of northern Pakistan, Malala spoke out about the importance of female education amidst death threats and violence. She received Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize and was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize. It was after this that the leaders of the Taliban voted to kill her for her public stance on female rights. In 2012, at age 15, Malala was shot on her way to school. She survived and sparked a movement across Pakistan that resulted in a ratification of Pakistan’s first Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill (The Malala Fund). What have you done?

2. Leonardo da Vinci

Now I may be biased about this one given that I'm an art history major, BUT this means I know how important da Vinci was to the development and advancement of technology, science AND art as we know it to be today. The mystery surrounding da Vinci should be enough to pique the interest of anyone, but there is so much more that he could offer to a dinner conversation. To finally be able to ask him what the secret is behind Mona Lisa's smile. Who was she really? To talk to him about his dissection of human bodies to study their organs, muscles, tendons, etc., and his ability to sketch detailed images that were almost anatomically perfect. Did you know he was designing airplanes and flying mechanisms too? In the late 1400s? This man was, and still is, one of the smartest, most innovative thinkers of our world. I'm not even sure if I could hold a conversation with him but, boy would I like to try.

3. Iris Apfel

This woman is on this list for what may seem like a different reason. A conversation with Iris would be the greatest lesson on living your life and being yourself. At 93, she is a fashion icon, standing as the face of brands like Kate Spade and Alexis Bittar (these are big names if you didn't know). Now, I'm not super into brand names or the fashion world but, this woman is a prime example of what it means to know yourself. She does not give a rat's tail about what anyone thinks and a dinner with her could be beneficial for a lot of people in our society today... just saying.

4. Sigmund Freud

A dinner with Freud might take months of preparation. I mean, brace yourself. He might spend the whole time psychoanalyzing you, but with that said, how cool would it be to pick the mind of the man who essentially invented the practice of picking the mind? This conversation wouldn't be for the faint of heart, what with the libido, the ego, and everything that Freud says the mind encompasses. Just giving you a warning.


5. Pope Francis

Forget your religious affiliation. Don't you want to talk to the man who so gracefully handled the beginning of the modernization of the Catholic church? I would love to spend time with the man who has achieved such an admirable balance between his beliefs and the diversity of beliefs in our world, while maintaining a genuine love for mankind regardless of these differences. This is something that, especially given current events, many people need to hear; a lesson on love, forgiveness, and kindness. Things such as these transcend religion and Pope Francis is a perfect example of that.


Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

To My Fellow Girls With Resting B**** Face

A letter to my friends with RBF about understanding your own face and helping others deal with it.

14
Jupe du Jour

To the girl with resting b**** face:

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Boyfriends Of The 2000s

Thank you, J14, for the Posters

2498
J14 magazine

Every girl remembers her first crush. Even if your first crush was the boy in your kindergarten class that ate crayons, your first true love will always be the one that holds the key to your heart. Growing up in the 2000s, everyone knew who your dream guy was. Your family probably still give you grief and your best friends probably still reminisce, so it is impossible to forget your first celebrity crush. You bought a Tiger Beat magazine every chance you could just to read up about what your favorite celebrity was doing. Your room was fully decorated with posters of them, and it wasn't unusual to have fights with your best friends over who was going to marry him. If you were a 90's baby, lucky you because the 2000s were full of boys that were easy to love. I hope you enjoy a walk down memory lane and quickly realize that Bieber was definitely not the first guy with that hair cut. Here are 15 90's baby's first boyfriends.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

20 Things I Learned By The Start of My 20s

No one expects you to have your life together by the time you're 20, because honestly, they didn't either.

13819
Allyson Foutty

We are all often faced with many life challenges throughout the time leading up to our 20s. Before this time, and throughout it, we often look back at the things we've learned and how they've influenced who we are as people today. Some of my biggest influences were some of the challenges I've faced, but they've taught me 20 important things by the start of my 20s.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Boyfriend Recipe

The ingredients to build a relationship are a little more complicated than just a bouquet of flowers and a box of candy.

11274

Relationships. Long distance or not, significant others are much more than just that. I would be lying if I said I did not love the sweet gestures that only a boyfriend can give. The flowers, funny phone calls, hand holding, breakfast dates, and tight hugs are special but my relationship and many others out there exist on much more than just these little gestures. It is a tricky concoction that consists of one part boyfriend and two parts best friend and would not work without one part or the other. While having a relationship may not be quite as easy as baking a batch of cookies, it has its own recipe (with a few variations for flavor) to follow for a good match.

Keep Reading... Show less
google images

Fashion just keeps growing and changing and old trends are made new! Now, I'm no beauty guru, just a beauty guru wannabe, but personally I have compiled some stylish wardrobe must haves! These can be cute assets to go back to school or just to catch up on some of the latest trends...

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments