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The IF Factor: Questions Answered #461-470

461. If you could leave only one existing book for the world to have five hundred years from now, which book would you leave?

My obvious answer would be the Bible. Timeless stuff. However, I'm pretty confident in the Bible being around 500 years from now. I guess I will go with either Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger or The End of Racism by Dinesh D'Souza. 

462. If you just learned that tomorrow morning you were to be permanently exiled from your country and could take three things with you, what would they be?

Wow. Harsh. I guess my wife. My laptop. And my passport? 

463. If you could start a new rock band, what would you name it?

Half Game Back. I don't know, whatever it is, I'm sure it would be around sports. 

464. If you could have a servant come to your house everyday for one hour, what would you have them do?

Cook. I like to cook, but only once in a while. Having a cook for the daily grind would be awesome. I'll take care of the cleaning and washing, and everything else still. Coming home to meals either prepared or just needed to be warmed up would be amazing. 

465. If you were to have your portrait painted, what would you choose as the setting?

The Beach. Sitting or standing on the beach, relaxing. Probably pondering. 

466. If you could, in retrospect, thank one teacher you had in school for what they taught you, who would it be, and what would you thank them for?

A professor in college for giving me the confidence that I needed for my career, and for challenging me and thus bringing out abilities, talents, and most of all, making me realize the unique qualities that I possess. And of course, to embrace those qualities.

467. If you had to pick the worst television series ever made, what would win?

Honestly, anything that is reality television. I don't mean the good ones like Amazing Race or Cops. I'm talking the fake reality shows like Real Housewives and such. 

Since I have to pick one, I'll go with Jersey Shore. I still have zero idea why that became popular. 

468. If you could make a film from any book never produced as a film, what book would you pick?

Seeing as I'm currently reading it as of this writing, "Native Son" by Richard Wright. The story would make for a great film, especially if done and directed correctly. 

469. If you could change one thing to make life easier for your children, what would you do?

Anything? Does remove ignorance count? If we're being rather realistic, I would say changing the outlook on life prospectus for them. Obviously, providing opportunities for them that I didn't have or take.

470. If you could achieve absolute success in only one area of your life, what would you want it to be?

Faith. Everything else falls into place afterwards. 

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