An Interview with Myself Part 4

Here is the final part of my in-depth interview with myself. I tried to dig deep and all of my answers are the bare truth. Feel free to share something about yourself in the comments! Also check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

31. What do you dislike most in others? Saying one thing and doing another. And making selfish, stupid decisions with no regard for how you might affect another’s life (silly things like speeding through parking lots, tailgating, etc.)

32. Do you talk about religion or politics? I have strong opinions on each, but I believe in finding middle grounds and being the peacemaker. I find extremes usually turn others off and accomplish nothing.

33. If they made a movie of your life story… would it sell? The ex-rodeo queen turned historical fiction writer? Eh, probably not enough real action, though there has been plenty of drama.

34. What do you like most about your job? What do you like least? I love connecting others through social networks and being on the cutting-edge of the industry. I love seeing how these new tools change and adapt. And how we adapt and change to it. I don’t like the burnout that sometimes follows staring at a screen all day.

35. Would you want your children to be like you when they grow up? (my hypothetical children?) I want them to be true to themselves and find whatever passion stirs them and won’t let go.

36. What has been the happiest day of your life? Cliche, but my wedding. After dating the guy for five years, I was ready to finally call him my own.

37. What has been the saddest? Losing my grandfather – I never really got to ask him everything I’d wanted to ask.

38. When did you find out life is not fair? I think I’ve always really known. But I never saw it until very recently. Certain people got things they didn’t deserve and I saw the true evil in people.

39. Do you believe in life after death? Good and evil? God? In the words of Switchfoot: I believe we’re meant for something so much more. So much beyond ourselves. It is never about us. It is always about God.

40. Why are we here? See above answer.

41. Ann Frank once said that in spite of everything, she believed people were basically good. Do you agree? Disagree? Why? I believe people have the capacity to be good. But I don’t know if I believe they are basically good. I’ve felt betrayal. I’ve seen selfish acts. I’ve seen people do things I never expected. But I do believe people can change. Most don’t. Most resist all change, or make only surface-level changes that mean nothing. I want people to be basically good. God loves each one of his children, and I should do the same. I just struggle with it. And that’s the truth.

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