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Mark Moran
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Someone sent this to me.  I typically hate these sorts of things, but since I wasn't given one of those silly ultimatums like "send this to 10 people or a kitten will die on Tuesday" and I wasn't told to send it to anyone else (which I'm not going to do), I will answer it.  

I much prefer being "asked" to answer these questions, than "told" that I've been "tagged" to do so, (lest I incur some mystical penalty).

With that having been said, here are my answers:

  1. What is more difficult for you, looking into someones eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someones eyes when they are telling you how they feel?

It depends on what feelings are being expressed.  Assuming the feelings are honest and true, it would ideally not be difficult to do either.

  1. Who do you want to kill?

No one, of course.  What sort of silly question is that?

  1. You are in flight to Paris. The captain announces the planes is about to goes down, you have one phone call. Who would you call?  

No one.  Who would want to receive a call and being told that the caller is about to die?  Plus, you're not supposed to use your phone on a plane and those airplane phones charge way too much.  I don't want my last gift to my family to be a ridiculously high phone bill.

  1. You are at the doctor's office and she has just informed you that you have approximately one month to live. (A) Do you tell anyone/everyone you are going to die? (B) What do you do with your remaining days? (C) Would you be afraid?

A. Just those that I have long-term responsibilities with so that they can plan accordingly (work, family, etc.)  For anyone else, it wouldn't be of any help to them.

B. Give as much of myself to the world around me as possible while I'm still able.

C. No.

  1. Do you love your life?

Yes.  It was the best birthday present I could have ever received.

  1. You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late even once more, you are fired. Do you save the dog?

There are many jobs, but very few opportunities to save lives. 

Between the two, I have a greater fear of not being the sort of person who would save the dog, than I do of being the sort of person who would put a higher priority on my job.

I also wouldn't stay at a job where the boss gives those sorts of ultimatums.

  1. You are unfaithful to your spouse/significant other. Do you tell him/her. Why or why not?

Moot point.  I'm not about to do that to anyone and I don't have a spouse/significant other.

  1. Your best friend confesses that he/she has feelings for you more then just friendship. He/she is falling in love with you. What do you do/say?

If they were my "best" friend, they would already understand that romantic love isn't "true" love.  True love is unconditionally giving.  Romantic love is conditional receiving.  If you truly love someone then  you give that love to them regardless of the reciprocation.  If  you romantically love someone, then you are emotionally invested in getting that love back from them.

You can have romance be an expression of true love, but if you truly love someone, then you would know if that is the appropriate expression of that love or not.  On the other side, you can have romance without true love, which is more about emotional gratification and selfishness than anything else.

Also, one of the requirements for being my "best" friend is being able to communicate.  If you're so guarded with your feelings that you have to "confess" them to me, then that means we haven't been communicating in the first place, which means you probably aren't my best friend.

Lack of communication is, IMO, triggered by a fear of how the other person will respond.  But if you're my "best" friend, then you already know that I will love you regardless of what you say and, even if I don't agree with it, that doesn't mean anything will change with our friendship.  So, since there is no fear of my response to what you might say (since you know I accept you regardless) then there is no lack of communication due to fear.  And if there is no lack of communication, then we would have discussed these issues long before any need to "confess" them came about.

  1. Think of the last person who you know that died. You have the chance to give them 1 hour of life back, but you have to give one year of your life. Do you do it?

Even if it cost me nothing, I wouldn't do it.  People die when they die for a reason.  it is not my place to pass judgment no the natural order of things.

  1. Are you the kind of friend that you would want to have as a friend?

One would hope.

  1. Does love = sex?

No more than "sad = cry" or "hate = yell". 

The second is an expression/manifestation of the first -- not the cause of it.

  1. Your boss tells your co-worker that they have to let them go because of work shortage, and they are the newest employee. You have been there much longer. Your co-worker has a family to support and no other means of income. Do you go to your boss and offer to leave the company?

Impossible to know without understanding the specifics of the industry and work.  But ASSUMING that our jobs are identical in responsibility and that our jobs are our only sources of income, then I would most likely leave, but not for the reasons you might think.  

Truth be told, it would be doing him a disservice to leave him in that situation; reliant on other people for the welfare of his family and without any means to support himself should he be fired.  Especially if the company is experiencing such poor mismanagement as to be laying people off.  

It would be better for him to leave and learn to find better opportunities for his family's future -- opportunities that don't rely so much on someone else's decisions for them to be successful.  If anything, I think the job is incredibly risky, which is really the reason I would leave.  I would find something much less risky, like starting my own company.

  1. When was the last time you told someone HONESTLY how you felt regardless of how difficult it was for you to say? What did you have to tell the person?

A few minutes ago.  I told them how I honestly felt about something.

  1. What would be (or what was) harder for you to tell a friend, you love them or that you do not love them back?

If they're my friend, then I love them.  If I don't love them, then they're not my friend.

  1. How many people can you count on?

Not as many as can count on me.

  1. Excluding romantic love, when was the last time you told someone you loved them? Who were they to you?

Two days ago on the phone with my dad.

  1. If you had to go back in time and change one thing, if you HAD to even if you have "no regrets" what would you change?

Nothing.  Changing the past would negate my current opportunity to travel through time so it would be paradoxical to take any sort of action.

  1. Imagine. It is a dark night, you are alone, it is raining outside, you hear someone walking around outside your window. WHO do you wish was there with you?

Superman.  Since I live on the 57th floor, I'm pretty sure that anyone walking outside my window is probably equally fictitious.

  1. Would you give a homeless person CPR if they were dying?

Of course.  More importantly, what sort of person wouldn't?

  1. You are holding onto your grandmother's hand and the hand of a newborn that you do not know as they hang over the edge of a cliff. You have to let one go to save the other. Who do you let fall to their death?

as all of my grandparents have passed away, I would probably let the dead carcass of my relative go in order to save the still-alive newborn baby.

What the question is really asking is, which is more important, loyalty or potential?  The past or the future?  I'm inclined to say that the future is of more importance, and I think that any grandparent of mine would probably feel the same.

  1. What are you doing this weekend?

Personal projects

  1. When was the last time you were nice to someone and did NOT expect anything in return for it?

An hour or so ago

24.Which would you choose, true love with a guarantee of a broken heart, or never loved at all? Why?

"True love" is unconditional, and unconditional love means you don't expect or require reciprocation.  And if you don't need reciprocation, then there is no chance that you would have a broken heart when or if it didn't happen.

  1. If you could do anything or wish anything, what would it be?


  1. What theme does your room have?

"This is where Mark sleeps and keeps his clothes"

  1. What's bothering you right now?


  1. Who do you look like: mom or dad?


over 12 years ago 0 likes  12 comments  0 shares
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great answers... LOL to your answer about someone walking outside your window... hahaa... 57th floor? wow that's pretty high up there.... =)
almost 13 years ago
Jrs 8c 1405439596528
Wonderful answers, Mark! My respect for you has doubled!!! (<---- I even used 3 exclamation points! )
almost 13 years ago
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You had me at hello.
almost 13 years ago
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Great answers and questions, I like how you worked out 21, and the superman answer is hilarious, and number 8 is a good response.
almost 13 years ago
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I applaud your answers. Especially about the one about not wanting to hold on to a human carcass. I haven't seen these questions floating around. I've seen the simpler set.
almost 13 years ago
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I like your reply .
almost 13 years ago
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wow, like peachey, i applaud your answers. well thought out and well said... =) you're right, true love is unconditional... and romantic love is one of its expressions.
almost 13 years ago
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damn fine answers there my friend lol at bobbyty's comment (which I agree with)
almost 13 years ago
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Interesting! It made me think how I'd answer them.
almost 13 years ago
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Funny how the Question Game evolves over time as people drop/add questions. I think there was only one duplicate of these questions in the questions I played with yesterday, #25. It's a thought provoking game.
almost 13 years ago
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god you are complicated!
almost 13 years ago
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It's good to be your friend, Mark! JMR
almost 13 years ago


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