Hey fellow humans,
First off let me give my apologies for being away… well I was actually in the same places for the most part… but I’ve been away from this blog. Now that I’m here again, I’m happy to write that HUG got an award! ‘I know, how prestigious huh?’ It was given by, ALL BUT HOMELESS, which is a personal blog here on wordpress.
Okay, now the hard part, for me. I’m supposed to answer 10 questions, which I will, and is no problem. But then I’m supposed to find 10 blogs and nominate them for a Liebster, as well as ask them 10 questions… Okay, one step at a time…
Here are the questions ALL BUT HOMELESS asked of me and the others:
1 – What is your pet peeve?
ROFL! I have a cat named Peeve- she is my pet peeve- in more ways than one.
2 – Who is your favorite author ?
It’s odd for someone who has written some books, but I have a hard time reading, so don’t do it much. I get bored very easily, and reading just isn’t something I’m used to, so it takes some very captivating text to get me hooked. Let’s put it this way, I’d much rather read about Tom Sawyer than Harry Potter. I like dealing with reality, whether it’s in a book, movie, on TV, or… in reality. So I’m very critical of stories that venture away from the truth, science, common sense, and our humanity. The truth is always good for us.
3 – Favorite place on Earth, having been there?
It’s going to sound silly. But because I haven’t been to many places on Earth, and I loved it here, I’ll go with Alcatraz. I’ve never been to another place that seemed so different than what I was used to. I was in a bad mood when I went, because the boat company that sends you out there was shady, and I was grumpy anyway. I totally thought I’d hate it. I… we (My ex-wife, ex-stepson)… finally got on the boat, and there were some dolphins playing in the water, which was awesome, but it wasn’t super special to me, because I still felt like a regular part of regular society being on a big boat with lots of people.
But then we got there, and it seemed so unique and new on this island- no houses, no power-lines, no roads, no buildings (like we know), no people (other than the ones who go there for this)- it was a completely new experience. It wasn’t like going to Catalina Island, where the traces of the world we’re used to follow you there. It was like being taken out of the world you’ve known your entire life, and finally getting to see something else. That new perspective is HUGE for us. And I know most people might not get a new perspective from Alcatraz, but it gave me one, and I think about it til this day.
Also, there’s this whole history of the island explained, which isn’t something American media and government obviously aren’t keen on telling us. The island was occupied by Native Americans before it became ‘our’ prison. They protested to try and keep the land, but we couldn’t even let them have that tiny island, so we took it without concern for morality… pretty ironic and sad when you’re in charge of controlling other humans lives (prison).
4 – What is your favorite past time?
Video games are my go-to past-time, but my favorite is meeting people and really sharing our humanity/connecting with honesty and fairness.
5 – In your mind, What is your greatest accomplishment in life?
Actually improving my own humanity is BY FAR my greatest accomplishment every time I’m able to. It took me 30 years of life before I started actually confronting my own mentality in a present and practical sense (changed). I am human. I have fears, desires, thoughts, feelings, and emotions that lead to my actions. That interior and in turn exterior simply cannot change without my direct involvement (willpower, determination, choice).
It takes more effort and difficulty to actually change our humanity than anything else, so yeah, the fact that I’ve made even small changes and realize there’s a lifetime to go means a lot to me (and everything else).
6 – Concerning your Life … Rewind, Play or Fast-forward?
Play- at least that’s what I want it to be more often than not. We all live in fast-forward for the most part- we soak up our exterior influences and run with it- school, work, taxes, money, love, cars, gas, homes, sex, family, etc. Before you know it, a life has been shooting by that you didn’t choose. I live this life for the most part as well. But I want to be in more control (we all do)- but it’s tough- it’s tough to move away from everything you know. We are comfortable being what we are used to, but we only get better when we’re strong enough to live in the present and choose our own course.
7- Are you comfortable in your own skin?
Very much so, but I still get anxious out of the fear that others are not comfortable with my skin and the brain underneath. It took me a LONG time to start practically connecting to the fact that my assumptions of their assumptions aren’t fair, and don’t benefit me in any way, and since I am who really matters most to me I’d better stop hurting my self.
8 – Indoors or Out?
Out more and more, and hopefully someday, almost always out except to sleep and eat maybe.
9 – React or Respond?
RESPOND, in theory at least. The idea is to respond, to make my own determinations instead of continuing to let my subconscious just react impulsively, but it’s easier said than done- INSANELY EASIER!
10 – Who was the one person in life, who has inspired you the most and why?( This can be a teacher, family member , friend or celebrity )
I am. But, next to me, my mom for sure. She is the one that gave me a chance to see that most important person in my life (me). She didn’t pressure me. She didn’t punish me. She didn’t force me to be, do, or believe anything. So since I was a child, I got to develop my own perspective of the world and my self- that is priceless.
(I’ll try and finish this with the blogs I’ll nominate and their questions soon. Thanks ALL BUT HOMELESS.)