1. What do you think are the best and worst parts of human nature?
So I had this moment of being funny and spent way too much time looking up Human Nature videos. This is the one I liked the most.
In all seriousness he worst part of human nature is to be violent. Deliberately hurting a person for your own selfish reason is the lowest act a human can commit.
The thing that impresses the hell out of me about humans is our ingenuity. I am constantly impressed about how humans built amazing structures like the pyramids with a tiny amount of technology. It sometimes saddens me that we are starting to lose that ability
2. What is something terrifying that you have come to accept as a fact of life?
I am currently teaching a class some stuff about communicable diseases. We have been researching illnesses that are currently on the schedule for childhood vaccination in Australia. Diseases like measles, whooping cough and polio. With the world coming out of lockdown because of a virus the thing that terrifies me is that there are people in the world who think that vaccines are not that important or worse, that their choice to deliberately avoid vaccinating their children is a choice that only affects them.
3. What piece of media (book, movie, TV show, etc.) changed the way you viewed the world? How?
As a child I was an avid watcher of a Nature Documentary presenter called Harry Butler. He was kind of like a combination of Steve Irwin and Sir David Attenborough. I am also a huge David Attenborough fan but Harry was the first person to open my eyes to the wonder of the natural world. Being Australian he taught me about the plants and animals that lived in my own back yard. To this day I would rather explore all of the remote parts of my own country than get on a plane and spend 24 hours travelling to the Northern Hemisphere to jostle with a million other people to look at some statue.
4. You must pick one:
– Facebook or Twitter?
If I had to choose it would be Twitter. As long as I get to avoid people who insist on posting their opinion on American politics.
– Cake or Pie?
Cake every time. Unless we are talking Banoffee pie because Yum!
– Swimming or Sunbathing?
Swimming, I have extremely white skin (thanks to my Irish ancestors) so sunbathing is not really something I do very often. Swimming in the ocean is fun though.
I really miss the yacht….
– Nice Car or Nice Home Interior?
I really suck at making decisions. When I first read this one I was totally all about a nice home. Now I am not sure. I think not so much a designer home interior but definitely I like having a tidy, functional home.
Bonus: If pressing a button meant you received 5 million dollars (usd) but it also killed 5 people somewhere in the world, would you press it?
No! I can’t even imagine that anyone would!
This post is part of TMI Tuesday. Now that you have read my answers you absolutely should read everyone else’s