Friday, February 9, 2007

Questions for the Game of Life

I have a little book called If…(Questions for the Game of Life). The questions are often thought-provoking, so I thought from time to time I’d post my answers to some questions. The questions are random, so I’ll answer them that way. The only ones I refuse to post are the ones about sex—they’re about things like your worst sexual experience and if you had to sleep with someone not of your preferred gender, who would it be—and things like that are way outside the scope of this blog and in fact, outside the scope of my brain, okay?

Anyway, if any of these strike a chord with you, I’d love to hear your responses. I believe it’s the little quirky things that reveal a person’s character, and nothing interests me more than how people think.

The first question is: If you were to be granted one wish, what would it be?

As tempting as it is to answer, “I want a million dollars a year for the rest of my life,” my thoughts actually went to my children first. I’d like to ensure that they be people who seek to make right choices. Notice I didn’t say, like a lot of parents would, that they be happy. Of course I want them to be happy—and successful at whatever they choose to pursue. But I know that they are far more likely to be happy if they put God’s way first in their lives; if they are loving and kind to others; if they will not lie, cheat and steal; if they honor their commitments; and if they take responsibility for themselves. That is what I wish for them. Since it’s not enough to wish it, however, I will have to teach them these values. (Crap, now I have to live up to my ideals! Just kidding.)


  1. OK, if I'm going to play along, I'll have to think of my answer before I read yours because now I can't think of anything else that would be anything I would want more!

  2. ...hmm that's hard, esp. since you already gave an answer no one can top. exluding your sterling example, i'd go with 'that my life counts for something before it's all said and done. that i would have a lasting impact on someone or several someones.'

    and if i had to have sex with someone not of my prefered gender... i'd kill myself.