Sunday, March 31, 2019

Sunday Stealing

Thought Provoking Questions

1. If you had to teach something, what would you teach? The role of the modern First Lady. I find these women fascinating.

2. What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?
My friends.

3. Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of?
Sure. I'm a grudge carrier. I try not to be, but there you go.

4. When you are 80-years-old, what will matter to you the most?
My independence.

5. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards and just do what you know is right?
Always. I'm really bad at the risk/reward thing.

6. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
People assume I'm younger than I am, so I'll say 52.

7. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
Depends on the law. I wouldn't murder.

8. What makes you smile?
So many things. For example, Saturday night, this guy executed a perfect pick off at first base. 

I love Anthony Rizzo.

9. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
I'm blabby, so I'll have said more than I've done.

10. If you had the opportunity to get a message across to a large group of people, what would your message be?
Don't let Donald Trump define and therefore demean us.

11. If the average human lifespan was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
I wouldn't.

12. What do we all have in common besides our genes that makes us human?
"We all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. We are all mortal." JFK. We did once have a President who "had the best words."

13. If you could choose one book as a mandatory read for all high school students, which book would you choose?
The Great Gatsby. It had a tremendous impact on me when I was a high school girl. Made me think about values, about capitalism, about power. And it made me proud that Fitzgerald was an American author.

14. Would you rather have less work or more work you actually enjoy doing?
More work that I enjoy. Although I admit that I'm also tired and looking forward to retirement.

15. What is important enough to go to war over?
Genocide. WWII was a just war.

16. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
Whichever one would cause me more regret. I hate regret.

17. When was the last time you listened to the sound of your own breathing?
I don't recall.

18. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
Eat. I eat more slowly than my friends, and I eat one thing at a time.

19. What does ‘The American Dream’ mean to you?
Self actualization.

20. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
Joyful simpleton.