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365 Thought Provoking Questions. Answered: #17-32

17. Have you done anything lately worth remembering?

Remembered by whom exactly? We all perform, act, and accomplish various things that can be construed differently in terms of worth remembering. Some like to be the center of attention, others strive for goals, and others are discreet with charitable ways. Being remembered is also in the eye of the beholder. You can be remembered in the worst of ways and for the changing the world. And sometimes, the memorable part isn't worthy at all. At the end of the day, I haven't done anything other than doing everything possible to help and progress my friends and family. Yet, to comply with this series and to answer the question, as a low-key person, nope, I guess I haven't.

18. What does your joy look like today?

My tag team partner, or in normal terms, my wife. She's weird, awkward, interesting, creative, and most of all crazy. Yet, her craziness is like heaven.

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19. If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow this person to be your friend?

Wow. This is an interesting question. A very good one in fact. I'm often very hard on myself. Some would sometimes say too hard. If a friend said the things I said to myself, I would probably find it insulting after awhile. So I guess, not very long.

Who are you to say those things?  Oh yeah, it's exactly what what I was thinking...

20. Which activities make you lose track of time?

Writing. Once I get going, the time just flies by. And I'm sure my tag team partner and others would call me out on this, so I'll be honest, video games as well. It's not rare for me to simply forget about father time and play well into the wee hours of the night. Especially, MVP 2005. I would love to one day see a log on how many hours I've spent of my life on that game.

21. If you had to teach something, what would you teach?

Patience. As the world gets faster and faster where we want things quicker and quicker, we've lost a sense of patience. It's not a lie. It really is a virtue.

22. What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?

Well, I definitely regret not sticking with piano lessons. I played the piano for 4 years as a child and became very good at it until one day, simply based on a child-like impulse, I decided I didn't want to split my time between playing little league and the piano. And yes, of course there was a way to do both. Now as an adult, I simply look at my old keyboard wishing I could jam out instead of the pathetic remedial-like key pushing that I do. As for my choice, as much as I love baseball, odds were I would have been a better pianist.

As for something I would regret not fully doing, I would have regret not doing missionary work for a year. After completing my H.S. credits early and having the option to attend College after my Junior year of High School, I elected to stay for my senior year as I simply had no idea what I wanted to do or where I wanted to go. Instead, I took a few AP classes, enjoyed the luxury of the easiest academic year of my life (9am-12pm schedule with a 55 minute lunch period) and volunteered my remaining time to missionary and charitable efforts. Through this time, I learned about the real life struggles various people deal with, and that most of the time the things that we concern our selves with aren't necessarily worth the time or worry we give it. This world has real people with real life problems, and until you are exposed to it, it will always seem like a fictional or passive issue than the plague that it really is.

23. Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of?

Nope. Other than an old pair of Guess jeans that I no longer can fit into that I keep wishing I could...nope.

24. When you are 80-years-old, what will matter to you the most?

The same things that matter to me now. Obviously people change with age, and at 80, perspective on life changes, however, I expect to still have my core values still in place in my latter years if I make it that far.

25. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards and just do what you know is right?

Oh boy. Tough question. Honestly, I calculate things a lot as I often over think things. Yet, in such a process, there is that moment, that "what-the-heck" moment, where you throw away all of the calculated risks and simply make a decision and live with it. When exactly is that time? Beats me. I don't believe it is an exact science. But it happens along the way for various people at various times.

26. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

I would probably say the age I am now. I know, pretty lame answer. However, there are a group of people who consider me to be well beyond my years for my age, and there is the other side that knows that I can be the biggest kid in the room. I am very much a child at heart. So with that said, my current age seems like a happy medium.

27. Would you break the law to save a loved one?

Of course. As long as what I'm saving them from is not indeed the law.

28. What makes you smile?

Yankee world titles. Knick wins. Jet wins. The tag team partner's meatball and tortellini tomato soup, my mom's fried bakes, kids, the beach, and pro wrestling.

29. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

Of course! I have a blog! If I did as much as I wrote, I wouldn't have time to write.

30. If you had the opportunity to get a message across to a large group of people, what would your message be?

Jesus Saves. It's not some cheap moniker, its the truth. No other fancy quote or saying can substitute for those two words.

31. If the average human lifespan was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?

Well, the correct answer is obviously, not different at all. Aren't we all supposed to live life to the fullest? Yet, the truth is we don't. We all have the expectation of living well into our eighties, retiring in some peaceful atmosphere on a front wooden deck in a rocking chair sipping lemonade as the cool wind whispers around. So we live our life with the mindset of, "there is time".

If you cut that expectation in half, I guess the need to cram everything into a life's worth becomes that much more intense. I probably would have (had) kids much sooner and gotten married much earlier.

32. What do we all have in common besides our genes that makes us human?

We all have the ability to respond to our conscience. Whether we choose to ignore it, listen to it, or out right embrace it, we all make decisions ethically on those three choices.

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