When you do something scary or stressful_ bungee jumping, public speaking etc. – do you prefer to be surrounded by friends or by strangers? Why?
If it is something scary like bungee jumping, I’d prefer to be surrounded by friends, in case I need help, my friends will come to my rescue, I hope. Strangers may walk away. I say this because they may not want to be involved if it is a question of moving me to a nearest health clinic.
Public speaking I won’t mind the opinions of strangers, the fact that they do not know me they will be truthful about my performance. Friends however will not, they will try to consider my feelings and may praise my performance even if it is not praiseworthy.
If your day to day responsibilities were taken care of and you could throw yourself completely behind a cause, what would it be?
My major concern at this stage is to try to discourage smoking. This addiction takes away many lives every year. There are ads that specifically makes humans aware of how dangerous it is to smoke. Those who smoke perhaps don’t even read those ads or probably feel not everyone gets cancer because of smoking.
I know a number of people who have died from lung cancer. I’d like to take some time to educate little kids who smoke. Because they’ve seen older kids smoking they do not understand the danger of smoking, maybe in their minds they think it’s okay it won’t hurt.
I had a little boy in my class who started smoking at a very young age, when he was in my class I noticed his fingers were yellow. a little nine year old who had no idea how much harm he was causing his body. When I asked him the question, he simply denied. I had him sit next to my desk to do his work, and had a careful conversation with him.
During our conversation he admitted smoking, he told me he was given cigarettes by the older kids. By the time I knew him it seemed to me he was already addicted to smoking, there was no chance of turning him around.
I want to alert the kids about the dangers of smoking. I’d make sure they know there is always a danger of getting lung cancer. I’d get some videos where they show the condition of the lungs before and after smoking. I’ve seen them it’s very scary.
To me this is the most important cause.
Describe the last nightmare you remember having. What do you think it meant?
I do not recall a nightmare I had recently if I did it wasn’t scary enough for me to remember.
My aunt talked about a nightmare she had which turned out to be true. Her baby was sick, she stayed up all night to make him comfortable. She was exhausted for she was looking after him for several days. That particular night she dozed off, she dreamed someone was taking her baby away, she found herself crying when she opened her eyes. She quickly got up to see her son, there he was lying on the bed still!
You were caught in an avalanche.To be rescued, you need to make it through the night. What thought(s) would give the strength to go through such a scary, dangerous situation?
The thought of getting caught in an avalanche is dreadful. If it ever happens, although I hope it never does.
My thoughts will be about all the different prayers I have learned to get out of dangerous situations. I’d be repeating those all night and will ask God to forgive me and will promise I’d be more caring towards all my friends, family and neighbors, if I am rescued alive.
I know prayer always helps, in my mind there is nothing else better than prayer.
It’s Halloween, and you just ran out of candy. If the neighborhood kids( or anyone else , really)were to truly scare you what trick would they have to subject you to?
The costumes the kids wear are pretty scary, they wouldn’t need to pull any other trick to scare me. These days the stores are bringing in costumes that are too scary. The kids won’t have to make extra effort to scare anyone!