I'm tired and not particularly inspired to write today (which I guess occasionally comes with the territory of writing every day), so this is a short one.
When you travel with someone for a long period of time, you constantly find yourselves waiting in a lot of lines, sitting next to each other on a lot of planes, buses, and trains, and walking together through the city.
One way Todd and I pass the time is asking "genie questions". Not a particularly original idea, but good for hours of fun and an occasional insight. Here are some examples, which you can answer in the comments:
The game is only fun if you take time and imagine the situation and try to be as honest as possible.
My answers: 1) $1m. I'm really really glad to be a guy, but most girls seem pretty happy being girls, too. I'd be a lesbian. 2) nope 3) I hate this question. I waffle between picking something like $100k/month and refusing to do it altogether because business is fun. 4) Depends on the friend, but probably around 20% if I thought it would do them a lot of good.
I'd always turn down the fixed salary UNLESS it is indexed to inflation otherwise I'm royally screwed if inflation gets too high
Tim makes a good point.
It's a little like saying "So I haven't played this in a long time, go easy on me if I mess it up" at open mic or "Hey, sorry to bother you, I was just wondering if maybe you might want to" when talking to a girl.
No apologies, no softening!
1. I'd do that for free!
2. I'll substitute UK into that one and respond with yes...I'm not that interested in travelling.
3. I agree that this would be boring; I'd rather have unsteady payments that I'd properly worked for than a permanent fixed salary that didn't necessarily require much effort on my part.
4. You sort of missed the question out here. From your answer, I'm guessing it's something along the lines of "What's the maximum you'd be willing to give?", and in answer to that - none. If a friend needed money, I'd be happy to help out, but if they were to just magically receive £10k, I'd imagine that would cause them more stress than being a bit short on cash.
A lot of people didn't like the first installment of the story.. You have a few more days to write everyday... When in doubt... Who else have you gotten fired. I personally got 2 fired...but I'm also a pain to work with.
Which probably explains why my tires got popped when I saw old coworkers at the bowling alley.
ima agree with tim, but im definately enjoying the daily stories, iv been really enjoying the fact that every day i can check for something new and theres something there
I agree, I've enjoyed your posts the last week. However, less writing about writing.
I would've enjoyed this post much more without the first sentence.
So back in January, I wrote out my 7 goals for the year. It's been two months, so let's see how I'm doing :
1. Become FULLY polyphasic
I'm close on this one. Many days I go perfectly, sometimes if I have nothing to do I oversleep and then skip some naps during the day. I'm actually pretty satisfied with that, as I'm only sleeping 2.5-4.5 hours per night, I'm never tired, and can always count on being awake early and staying up late. I'll keep pressing to be more consistent, but I'm satisfied with where I am.
I see such an obsession with happiness these days. It's sad.
There's different sorts of happiness, but the one people seem after the most is the lowest, saddest form of happiness - a pleasurable mix of biochemicals.
Do you know how cocaine works? It's what's known as a triple-reuptake inhibitor. It makes some of the happiness chemicals - serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine - cycle out of your brain more slowly, giving you wonderful feelings.
And - so what? You've got more happiness chemicals in your brain so you bliss out? How could anyone in their right mind think this is the meaning of life?
I try to do things that I find meaningful, ideally on the largest scale I can. I'm not there yet, but I'm trying. I still need to get stronger in other areas, get more disciplined. But I'm working on it.