11/07/2021. What’s Are Your Answers?   Leave a comment

As I’ve stated so many times in the past, “an unexamined life isn’t worth  living”. With that in mind I’m offerring up these twenty questions.  There are no right or wrong answers and no scoring of any kind.  This isn’t a test but a chance to help you examine yourself. I’m going to answer them as truthfully as I can. I hope you’ll take a few minutes by yourself or with your partner or spouse and answer them together. It should prompt some interesting discussions. Enjoy . . .

1. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one ability or quality, what would it be?

A. The ability to speak every language in the world.

2. If you knew there would be a nuclear war in one week, what would you do? 

A. I’d take my better-half, my cat, and a couple of cases of good wine and spend the week camping in the mountains.

3. Would you have one of your fingers surgically removed if it’s somehow guaranteed immunity from all major diseases?

A. No way in hell.

4. How do you picture your funeral? Is it important to you to have people mourn your death?

A. Cremate me, throw my ashes in the ocean, and move on with your lives. No special anything.

5. If you could take a 1-month trip anywhere in the world and money were not a consideration, where would you go and what would you do?

A. I’d fly to Easter Island to take photographs and meet the people.

6. If your friends and acquaintances we’re willing to bluntly and honestly tell you what they really thought of you, would you want them to?

A. Yes and I would do the same for them if requested.

7. You believe in any sort of God? If not, you think you might still pray if you were in a life-threatening situation?

A. I’ve been in life threatening situations and there was no praying of any kind going on. If there is a God (which I doubt) he didn’t seem the least bit interested.

8. Assuming that complete recovery were instantaneous, would you be willing to accept a year of complete paralysis below the neck to prevent the otherwise certain extinction of the blue whale?

A. No way, there’s an easier solution. Kill all the damn whale hunters.

9. Would you like to know the precise date of your death?

A. No way, I just love surprises.

10. Someone you loved deeply is brutally murdered and you know the identity of the murderer, who unfortunately is acquitted of the crime. Would you seek revenge?

A. Yes and it would be done intelligently and be undetectable.

11. If there were a public execution on television, would you watch it?

A. No, look how well that sort of thing worked out for the Romans.

12. How many times during the day do you look at yourself in a mirror?

A. As few times as possible. I no longer impress myself much.

13. Would you prefer to be blind or deaf?

A. Deaf, it would be a blessing not to listen to the constant drumbeat of noise from the rest of the planet.

14. How old were you when you first had sexual intercourse?

A. Age 13 and it was wonderful.

15. You are given $1,000,000 to donate anonymously to charity or to a stranger. How would you dispose of it?

A. $750,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project and the remainder to the ASPCA’s no-kill shelters.

16. How much do you like your body? You awoke alone on a warm morning and we’re going to laze about the house, how long would you wait to get dressed? What do you wear when you sleep?

A. I probably wouldn’t get dressed until at least 11 a.m. I always sleep in the nude whenever possible and will till the day I die.

17. Would you be willing to eat a bowl of live crickets for $40,000?

A. Hell no that’s disgusting but I might reconsider for $50,000.

18. Can you urinate in front of another person?

A. Many times and in many places.

19. Would you be willing to go to a slaughterhouse and kill a cow?

A. I’m a meat eater not a meat killer. We have specialists to handle that.

20. Would you be willing to murder an innocent person if it would end hunger in the world?

A. Absolutely not.

Those were my honest answers and it wasn’t as bad an experience as I thought it might be. The straight-up truth is always easier than trying to prevaricate or exaggerate.

GIVE IT A TRY

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