Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Free Your Mind Some More

This is part two of the 50 questions that will free your mind, this is questions 11-20. So let's continue to expand your mind folks.

You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire.  They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend.  The criticism is distasteful and unjustified.  What do you do?
I think the answer to this one has changed over time. When I was younger, and Jessica had left school early, some people were criticising her and then they asked me why I wasn't defending her. At the time, I said that I knew she wasn't like that, and it didn't matter what they thought of her because that isn't who she was. I think now though that I would defend her, no matter who was saying bad things about her. I value her more than my family a lot of the time really.

If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
"Better get used to crying kid." No. Really. It doesn't matter what I say, it's a newborn and won't remember what I say. If there's an actual chance it's going to remember and what I say is going to influence it then I guess I would say "Welcome to the world, never take yourself out of it."

Would you break the law to save a loved one?
In a heartbeat.

Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
I've seen creativity when I later saw insanity. Having turned the darker and more insane aspects of myself in to art (literature is an art form) then I would say I definitely have. I do believe there is almost always a method to the madness.

What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
I think I write differently than most people. Like I said just there, writing is an art form and every style of art is different. I'm not sure what I actually do differently than most people. But I am still an individual, and I am still me.

How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
Most people aren't as sick and twisted as me. Everyone is pleased by different things. Be it music, movies, or just what makes them happy. Different people look for different things in partners, and we look for different things in life too.

What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?  What’s holding you back?
I want to be a cat. Nature and evolution is holding me back. I am now doing the things I want to do, and the only thing that is holding me back is time and experience. I'm writing a novel, I'm studying psychology. I guess the one thing I never did that I actually wanted to do was become a musician. What stopped me was that I never practiced, and put in the necessary effort. It's one of the reasons I doubt my own ability to put effort in when it's needed.

Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
Probably. Aren't we all? I'm still holding on to a lot of things that have happened to me, and life probably would be better if I could let them go, but that's far easier said than done.

If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
Very, very tough call. If I could live anywhere I would move either to either Sweden, Finland, or Japan. Why? Those are just three countries that I really love. They all have great music, and I love the language and the culture there. Most of my favourite things are Japanese, and Sweden and Finland have snow, northern lights (I hope) and at least one of them has an ice hotel. If I was going to move to get a fresh start, I don't think I would go as far as to change my country

Do you push the elevator button more than once?  Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
If I'm riding on my own I might do it for fun. I don't do it while the elevator is moving though. I don't think it actually makes it move any faster, but it's still fun to press buttons.


  1. After seeing your answers this is a must do for me Mark, where can I find the questions? And is it alright if I do them too? Since it was your idea to do it first of all! Love your answer about Jessica, honestly though I think your answer in the past was better than jumping in to defend her, it was pretty wise, what they were saying wasn't true so it didn't matter, I suppose it might have been good to change their opinion though, great answers man.

  2. I push the elevator button more than once. I know it doesn't make it arrive any faster and I still do it anyway. I do the same thing at a crosswalk. Yes, I am impatient.

  3. Well how did Catwoman become a cat? Or was she just trying to piss Batman off by choosing a name that sounds similar to his??

  4. i love jamming buttons. its what i do.

  5. lol, answering questions like these is always fun.

  6. I really get you on the cat one. I was just thinking that today. Your answers make me think. I'm in for seeing more of these.

  7. Nature and evolution. I love that!


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