Part 2 of my Questions and Answers segment. I pose a few questions and give my responses to them in an effort to give viewers the ability to get to know more about who I am, my views and opinions, what I'm like, etc. I wasn't able to get through all 15 of the questions I had put down on a sheet of paper, so the remaining 10 are listed below with my responses briefly answered:
6) If a person asked you why it is some people seem to have lives that are relatively easy and others live lives of suffering, what would you tell them?
I believe that in most cases this is just an important aspect of life that we have to come to terms with. However, I often have the notion that sometimes one persons suffering and misfortune is present so that another person can come a long and really flip their life around. This then, I believe (and hope) would inspire that previously unfortunate individual to do good for others; and this just starts a domino affect of wanting to help those less fortunate.
7) If you had a day to volunteer, where would you volunteer and what would you do?
I would definitely give great consideration in volunteering for an animal shelter or possibly helping protect endangered wildlife and preserve the environment. I'm very big on animals and keeping the earth clean.
8) Flying or being able to turn invisible? Which would you choose and why?
I would have to go with flying. It's something I have just always imagined being able to do. I think it is so cool and it could take me to places I've always wanted to go. It would probably even help me conquer my fear of heights! I think if I could die and be reincarnated as an animal it'd definitely be a bird--like an eagle or something!
9) What are some of your pet peeves (if you have any)?
Most definitely I don't appreciate arrogance and conceit--those probably the worst! I also have this really weird pet peeve about using double negative (ex: You're not getting nothing.). In addition to that, I'm also not a fan of smoking (sorry Dad) and I've become increasingly bothered by rudeness and impoliteness--especially people who don't like to hold doors for other individuals--it's easy, takes little to know time, and you show the world that you are at least somewhat courteous. Lastly, greed and selfishness are two other biggies!
10) What are some things you would like to do or like to accomplish before you die?
I'd love to travel the world and experience other peoples' cultures, as well as I would like to take the time to sit down and write a novel and hopefully one day have my work published.
11) What last made you happy?
Knowing that I was able to have a positive affect on people with my writing.
12) What fear would you most like to conquer?
Fear of heights! I just can't seem to get over that one... Though maybe it's more a fear of falling?
13) If the internet and TV didn't exist, what would you spend most of your time doing?
I'd probably spend a lot more time outside, more time focusing on the smaller things in life that we tend to overlook, and more time focusing on writing.
14) Who is the most important person in the world to you?
Without a doubt, my mother! She has done all that she could to raise my brothers and I the best that she could. Sometimes she went without, on her part, to make sure my brothers and I never had to want (or need) for anything. I couldn't ask for a better mother, and I'm so glad I can call her mine. I'm truly blessed.
15) If you suddenly stumbled upon vast fortune, what would you do with the money?
All my life I always sort of dreamed of becoming a philanthropist or a humanitarian of some sort. I feel like it really shows character as an individual, and it shows to the world that you are a good person at heart. There are some people out there that have so much they don't know what to do with it all, and many many more who have little to nothing. I feel like if we all opened our eyes and our hearts to the realities of life around the world and extended a helping hand to those in need, the world would be a much better place. Aside from donating a lot of it to charities, and building projects to help construct schools and such, preserving the environment, protecting endangered species, giving out scholarships, making sure my church and my family never had a worry in the world, I would probably continue to live a fairly modest lifestyle while saving and investing a still large bit of my fortune.