Do you plan out things usually or do you do them more spontaneous (for example if you are visiting a big city you don’t know?
I sometimes have a vague idea of what I would like to do but seldom have plans in concrete. Ask a local and one often finds out more useful information in a few minutes than hours of internet research will provide. For example, our recent visit to Perth was not planned, fortunately as we arrived nearly 12 later than scheduled. However, after reading a few brochures while recovering from lack of sleep over two nights we formulated a couple of relaxing activities and discovered an inexpensive of way of navigating our way around the city.
Many years ago on a visit to the British Isles I only had a few things I wanted to see, namely Galway Bay, Loch Lomond and the Isle of Skye. I missed out on the Ilse of Skye because the lady at the Glasgow bus depot told me’….it was too far…’ The rest of my visit was planned ‘on the run’ so to speak.
Do you play video/computer game? Which one(s) or most recent?
No they are mindless, time-wasting non-productive exercise. I have seen students waste hours and produce nothing playing game boys and the like, when they have a perfectly good brain with which they could be advancing themselves academically. I refer to some disadvantaged teenagers I was teaching a few years ago….all switched on but could not get past playing with computers, instead of making computers work for them. However, I have been known to sneak a game or three of solitaire, checkers and F1 racing years ago on our first 386 computer. I must also point out this is my personal view and not intended offend anyone. If you wish to pursue these activities….feel free. I am sure there are many who think I waste my time also…accepted! 🙂 In fact I was told as much back in the nineties when computers were not as common.
In a car would you rather drive or ride?
This is a crazy question. EVERYONE knows that a car goes faster when you are sitting in the passenger seat and that the driver is dangerous and not as good as you are. Driving of course! 🙂 And if you are driving a red car you are driving 5% faster again.
Since adolescence, in what three-year period do you feel you experienced the most personal growth and change?
This is tough!
Was it when I became ‘qualified’ to be ‘in charge’? I learned more after training than I did during training.
Was it when I was married?
Or is it personal growth when one learns how to change your son’s nappy and make a game of it…to distract him from his wriggling and get him giggling?
Or when I finished my first three years of university and had my Bachelor degree hanging on the wall?
Or when my world was turned upside down after my father passed away unexpectedly?
If I have to make a choice, I will opt for successfully completing my first three years at University. To complete a university degree at forty-seven was personally satisfying….so much so that I went back for more ‘punishment’ after a twelve month break, for more academic success.
And while writing all of this…it has occurred to me that many of my readers have indicated they are of similar age to me. Without taking time to learn how to use a computer none of the above academic studies would have taken place. Now, I teach others how to use computers…and get paid to do it.
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