Questions to Ponder 17, 18

17.  What would be your absolute favorite way of making a living?  Why not practice this for fun (not necessarily for compensation) this summer?

18.  Do you ever lie?  Why do you?

(My answers to these questions are on the comments page.)

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2 Responses to Questions to Ponder 17, 18

  1. shaunalei says:

    My Answer to Question 17:

    I would love to be paid to travel with Erik, interview locals, and write about our experiences (isn’t this what many of the National Geographic writers do?). I would love to have a radio or television talk show in which I could interview guests and talk with them about interesting ideas. I would love to write articles for and produce a magazine on a subject of my interest. I would love to interview people and help them write their memoirs or life story. I would love to help people progress toward the “being” they wish to be, through logotherapy (assuming I were a credentialed psychologist). I would love to write screenplays for inspirational cinema. I would love to be on a national board for educational reform. I would love to write non-fiction.

    What would be my “absolute favorite”? Probably the travelling, with Erik. But writing for my own magazine would be interesting, too.

  2. shaunalei says:

    My Answer to Question 18:

    Very rarely–I’m terribly uncomfortable lying, and I’m a terrible actor (can’t “fake it”). I used to withhold information when asked a question (being selective about what I shared), but anymore I find that relationships are just so much better if I am open and sincere. Telling the truth can offend, but if people know I love them and am being honest out of the sincerest desire to bless them, the relationship will not only survive, but thrive. That being said, one need not be intentionally critical for the sake of “honesty”–it’s often wise to bite one’s tongue and be patient with differences. (Wish I had this one mastered!) Erik likes the quote, “The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.” (Attributed to Gloria Steinem).

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