What’s one thing you’d call ‘larger than life’?

What’s one thing you’d call ‘larger than life’?

Every Wednesday we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question. Their answers will be published anonymously in Young Post. Then readers can vote for their FAVOURITE answer. We will eliminate the contestant with the LEAST votes every week until we have a winner. The ultimate Brain Game winner will win a one-night stay at the new Disney Explorers Lodge with up to three friends!

Votes close at midnight on Sunday.

The contestants

Contestant 1

Time. Life or no life, time will still go on and on throughout the multiverse. It’s an eternal thing. Our human lives are short, and they’re just moments in time. Imagine time as an infant – every millisecond it lives is actually a quadrillion years. Life is just a thin, fragile vein within time. We can’t control it, we can only live through it. That’s why time is larger than life.

The ultimate Brain Game winner will win a one-night stay at the new Disney Explorers Lodge with up to three friends!

Contestant 2

Larger than life means someone who attracts special attention because of their noticeable appearance or behaviour. For me, football star Cristiano Ronaldo is that kind of person. The reason is he’s globally famous and super-rich, with loads of eye-catching sports cars and amazing properties. A lot of people might disagree with me on this, but I definitely think he is OFFICIALLY LARGER THAN LIFE!

Contestant 3

Life is all about love, enjoyment and exploration – but no one lives forever. There are legacies we can leave behind after we’re gone that can be classed as larger than life. A good example would be Walt Disney – he died years ago, but we still remember him, and in our hearts and minds, he is still alive because his parks and characters continue to bring smiles to people. It’s about creating something that will continue to exist after we die. They’re a sign that we were once here, and we can still go on living through our legacies.

Contestant 4

A parent’s love is larger than life.
A parent would sacrifice their life, their health, their comfort – anything at all for their child. Their love is greater than their own lives.
If everyone loved each other as much as most parents love their children, there would be no wars, no conflicts, and no hunger. The world would be a much better place.

Contestant 5

The entire Kardashian/Jenner family franchise is the definition of larger than life. From Kim getting robbed at gunpoint, to the prank she and Kourtney pulled on their family by pretending to feed them placenta ... they are some of the most dramatic and over-the-top people ever. And of course, there’s Kim and Kanye West’s ongoing beef with Taylor Swift ...

Contestant 6

Google is larger than life. It never fails to answer my silly questions, and it provides me with thousands of answers for anything. It’s also a dictionary, and finds me all sorts of images as well. You could say that I’m far too dependent on Google, but it’s my best friend when it comes to helping me finish my homework!

Contestant 7

Peace. Picture this: it’s winter along the Western front, in 1914, at the start of the first world war. There’s no end in sight for the soldiers, and it’s Christmas Day. Despite being on opposite sides of the war, the soldiers come out from the trenches and spend a day together peacefully. This unofficial ceasefire could have been shattered by a single bullet, but it wasn’t. Some people might argue war is inevitable, but I have faith that humans really just long for peace and harmony.

Contestant 8

I’m a huge fan of word play, so I’ve interpreted this question literally. When was the last time you played around with a microscope? Put a cheek cell onto the glass slide and secure it with stage clips. Look through the eyepiece and adjust the height until an image comes into focus. You see that? What you see there is larger than life!

Contestant 9

I think love is larger than life. Without love, humans wouldn’t have been able to survive and live the way we have for so long. Love allows us to feel differently towards certain situations, and it makes people think things they might never have thought about before. Spread the love, people. Love wins every time!

Contestant 10

First, let’s define the statement. According to the Cambridge dictionary, larger than life can mean someone who attracts a lot of attention because they are more exciting or interesting than most people. The first thing that pops into my head is US President Donald Trump. Yeah, he’s unpopular, but it doesn’t stop people from always talking about him. He worms his way into everything – almost everyone in Hong Kong knows who he is. Do you know anyone who wouldn’t recognise him if they saw his super-tanned skin and blonde hair? I certainly don’t. That’s why I think Trump is definitely someone who is larger than life.

*In case of dispute, Young Post reserves the right to decide the result.

Edited by Ginny Wong

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
What's one thing you'd call 'larger than life'?


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