My Answer for 10 Quick Questions. What are Yours?

Tonight, I found out about a very inspirational Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) series called Player’s Own Voice, where athletes, or those involved with athletics, talk in-depth about something grouped by these topics:

In each article of many, is a feature called 10 Quick Questions, where the interviewee is asked the 10 questions below for quick answers, rather than deep thought and recollection, with chance to revise before submitting. These are a pretty good collection of questions to give a fair representation of someone’s mind, unlike a lot of stupid quizzes you see these days!

  • The best book you’ve ever read?
  • Must-listen Podcast?
  • Best advice you ever received?
  • If your life was a movie, what would it be called?
  • What word or phrase do you overuse?
  • What is a skill you wish you had?
  • What’s something no one would guess about you?
  • If you could have the ultimate influential dinner party, who are the six people you’d invite?
  • What makes you cry, every time?
  • What’s the next goal you want to accomplish?

I LOVE this sort of stuff, much more for being able to get a strategically random glimpse into someone’s mind rather than to contemplate my answers. However, for the experience, I put myself through it. My answers are below but I’d LOVE to know yours if you were so kind as to share in the comments, or on your own blog with a link to this post for me to know.

If you answer those 10 questions in any way, publicly or not, please do it before you read my answers because no matter whose answers you read before doing something like this, they are bound to influence your answers in some way. The influence might be to steer you down a different thought path you might not have taken independently, rather than agreeing with some answers to incorporate into yours, but it’d still be influence. Thank you.

Q: The best book you’ve ever read?
A: Flow, the psychology of optimal experience, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Q: Must-listen Podcast?
A: Freakonomics

Q: Best advice you ever received?
A: Be yourself.

Q: If your life was a movie, what would it be called?
A: Unexpected.

Q: What word or phrase do you overuse?
A: However. However, only for legitimate reasons, not just to contradict.

Q: What is a skill you wish you had?
A: Play improv jazz piano by ear [interpreted skill as something you can learn and acquire, not so much born with and improve].

Q: What’s something no one would guess about you?
A: Usually something opposite to what they know me for, but if I had to pick something, I’d say that I’ve long planned for my life to have the most impact on humanity after I’m dead.

Q: If you could have the ultimate influential dinner party, who are the six people you’d invite?
A: Bob Dylan, Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Wayne Gretzky, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Merkel.[only picked people still alive to be practical]

Q: What makes you cry, every time?
A: Seeing other people cry and having some idea why they’re crying.

Q: What’s the next goal you want to accomplish?
A: Running shoe embellishment with beautiful designs that can withstand the pounding of distance running.

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