Skip the small talk (part III)

This is the original post:

https://lamaalrajih.com/2019/07/24/skip-the-small-talk-part-one/

And here are my answers —I’m not skipping any.

  • What is the most significant thing you’ve changed your mind on in the last year? Why did you change your mind about it?

I’ve realized that freedom means very little to most people… That the more lip service it gets, the more dispensable it is. Truly liberty lovers are, and always will be, alienated. People don’t give a damn about liberty. But I read Jonathan Livingston Seagull as a teenager I should’ve known better.

  • Which fictional character would be the most boring to meet in real life?

Gatsby.

  • What’s the closest thing to real magic?

Define real magic.

I think the closest is the Thomas Theorem,

If people define situations as real, they are real in their consequences.

  • If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?

Is global warming man-made, or women-made?

No, seriously. Am I gonna die, really?

  • Which question can you ask to find out the most about a person?

Do you miss your father? Did your mother let you go?

(sorry, two questions)

  • What do you want your epitaph to be?

He he, if I just might borrow from someone I know’s list…

Best epitaph ever is that of that poet Neruda, Confieso que he vivido.

Own’s favourite is Lie no more, and forever.

  • There are two types of people in this world. What are the two types?

Intelligent and dumb.

  • What is something you are certain you’ll never experience?

Menage a troi, I’m afraid…

  • Who is/was your most interesting friend?

TF was very interesting as a brainless youngster —but he’s quite boring now that he’s respectable (I think I should add an emoticon here, ;-) for what it’s worth…

JC used to be more interesting as well when he was a beacon of individualism in a world of ideological idiots (that was me). He’s quite high these days in esoterism, which always detracts from interestingness.

JG comitted a fatal mistake when he dropped the linux console for the mac of no-rain… He matured.

Can you spot the trend here?

Nope —I’ve got merit, I’ve been a bore my whole life…

[To be continued]

One thought on “Skip the small talk (part III)

  1. Thanks for the mention! I deeply enjoyed your answers. Also by the lack of surprises.

    Mac command line rocks. Windows is catching up with WSL, which I use at work together with native Linux. And then there is Android… Nevertheless, I moved to the cloud.

    JG

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