1) How are you today? Everything going pretty well?
Yeah, I'm fine.
2) From Illumination Theory, do you agree with death over shame and grace over glory? Why or why not?
I'm with Elite on this, wouldn't be ready to die in favor of not being ashamed. Maybe it means dying for honor, because you don't want to betray someone
that sounds like something from A Song of Ice and Fire. And if I lived there I would probably die for my House
in non-fantasy settings, called the reality, there are more important things so I guess I don't mind being ashamed if that doesn't affect anyone else.
Grace over glory, yes.
3) Which is worse, failing or never trying? Why? Was there ever a time you ever experienced both of them? How'd it turn out?
Never trying is worse. However, I'd like to live by it more that I do now. Often, I just do the thing that's more comfortable for me in that moment, which means not trying in fear of failing.
4) What'd you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
If something that I do affect others in a good way, I don't care if anyone judges me. When I do care is while doing little things like speaking or singing in front of other people
Actually, it's not about being judged, it's my shyness and thinking how everyone would laugh or something. I know, I know, it sound very childish but I can't help it
I guess I'd like to sing in a choir or something like that because singing for myself makes me happy. But just the thought of being auditioned makes me anxious
(which brings us back to the question 3...)
5) At what time in your life have you felt most passionate and alive?
I don't think I'm passionate about anything at this moment. There are things I like to do but not something I'm crazy about, still finding myself
This time of year (early spring) is when I feel especially alive for some reason. I like walking in the late afternoon with some of my favorite music playing on my earphones, it's still sunny but not too hot, feeling mild wind on my face. World just feels wonderful and that makes me feel alive.
6) Describe the next ten years of your life in a single sentence.
I answered similar question yesterday and I don't feel like doing it again
7) Would you be a martyr and risk your reputation by standing up for what is right in front of your peers? Or is it better to be pragmatic and do nothing?
I think I would, I'm always trying to do what I feel is right. But also, there is a line which I wouldn't dare to cross, let's say defending someone doing something that's prohibited, even if I'm against it. Overall, I don't care if I get black eye in exchange for doing something good for someone.
8) Could you be persuaded to kill someone? If you answer no, how much money would it take to change your mind?
No. Even if I had to kill to protect myself, I probably couldn't.
9) Would you rather have 10 years of excellent health, or 30 years of average health?
I guess this means that after those 10 or 30 years I become sick or dead? I choose where there are more years then
30 years of average health is actually pretty good. I'm not really healthy right now (and I'm not talking about being fit) so that sounds fine.
10) Is being open-minded a virtue, even if it’s causing destructive ideas to spread throughout society?
I don't think open-mindedness can cause something like that. That's one of the characteristics I value highly in other people. At worst, it can cause one person's destruction, there is a line where things should be considered from more of a conservative point of view. But I don't care, do whatever you feel is right.
11) When did you last push the boundaries of your comfort zone?
Yeah, I kinda touched this topic in one of the previous questions. As I said, I'd like if I got out of my comfort zone more often.
I don't know if this counts but I started going into gym recently (which is in my dorm, that's very convenient). That may not seem like a big deal but I'm usually very shy and self-conscious, and also, I know I'm too skinny and weak for my height
so I was a little anxious about it, especially because I don't know anyone who's going there. Obviously, there are "normal" guys are girls just like me, not (just) some toned bodybuilders.
12) Who are you really? Describe yourself without using your name, or any attributes given to you by society and really think. Deep down, who are you?
I don't know who I am
But really, I'm just a simple man who try to do the things he love, and (occasionally) include other people in that as well because that's what makes him happy. I like to think I'm modest so that's probably the reason why I can't think of anything else and talk about myself
I'm just like the everyone else but in the other way I'm also different than anyone else.
Here it is! Some of those questions are very tough to answer and I feel like I didn't make them sound like I wanted to, or how I would if I answered in my first language, but that's fine