Questions to get to know each other.
1. If you had to teach something, what would you teach?
I don’t want to be that guy, but I just published a reference book, which is honestly my way of actually teaching, so I mean, how can I not answer with this? Right?!? So… SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION:
2. What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?
- doing: Publishing the rest of the Existence series.
- being: True to myself.
- having: A purpose.
3. Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of?
Probably some fear and anger. It’s a process.
4. When you are 80-years-old, what will matter to you the most?
Memories, love, having left something behind. Ask me in four decades, if we make it that long. (Science isn’t making the outlook seem really high lately.) (Though maybe if a certain someone signed The Paris Agreement Accord de Paris, just saying.)
5. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards and just do what you know is right?
You have to figure it out for yourself.
6. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
I don’t honestly know how old I am because my parents didn’t keep calendars. But trust me, you don’t want to be someone who doesn’t have a correct and consistent answer to that question. The level of hate and anger from not picking a square on the 365/366 calendar is unimaginable.
7. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
8. What makes you smile?
Happy children, a good book, a fine meal, nice comments on what I’ve shared…
9. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
Nope, I’m a mute. But hopefully, I’ll have sold more of my written words than I’ve …done? Umm… sure.
10. If you had the opportunity to get a message across to a large group of people, what would your message be?
Be kinder to each other.
11. If the average human lifespan was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
Quit my job and “take off” from the online community so I could write more, and get enough life insurance so someone could be hired to market books for me after I’m gone in a few months (though I might already be dead, depending which doctor you ask).
12. What do we all have in common besides our genes that makes us human?
The need for a safe place to live.
13. If you could choose one book as a mandatory read for all high school students, which book would you choose?
Thanks for the hardest question of all time. Freakonomics perhaps.
14. Would you rather have less work or more work you actually enjoy doing?
Whichever means I earn more money while writing.
15. What is important enough to go to war over?
To save lives (have a safe place to live, proper health care for everyone, education opportunities, the right to protect consent).
16. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
Never trying. You can learn from failing.
17. When was the last time you listened to the sound of your own breathing?
Last weekend I guess.
18. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
19. What does ‘The American Dream’ mean to you?
That someone will always think it’s a good idea to oppress someone else because they can’t be better unless someone else is worse. Sorry, let me try a cheery answer. “That one day we’ll all be equal and live great lives full of safety for everyone in America.” Yup, dream.
20. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
Worried genius. And yeah, I know the downsides. But I’ll take it.
Quote from Host Bev Sykes of sundaystealing.blogspot.com and the blog “Funny the World”.
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This week’s questions were originally from: Thought Provoking Questions