The 8 questions

Below is a list of 8 questions that was given to me by Bill Jordan, an 80-year old man I met while waiting at the Ritz Camera in DC. He was wearing an Obama cap and holding an iPhone.¬† We started talking about iPhones, Apple, and travel. His blind 12-year old granddaughter convinced him to buy stock in Apple¬† when it was selling at $42/share. He has visited over 100 countries and handed me a slip of paper that read: The doom of a profligate nation is certain – having been foretold by all of recorded history.”~Bill Jordan

  1. If you had unlimited time and unlimited money, what three cities in the world would you like to visit?
  2. If you could be present on any one day in the history of the world and participate in the events of the day or simply observe what happened what day would you choose?
  3. If I would reserve a table for four tomorrow night at 7pm at the very best restaurant in town (I would agree to pay the bill) and you could invite three people (now living or you could bring them back from the dead), what three people would you choose to visit and converse with for several hours?
  4. Please give me your three most negative impression about America or Americans.
  5. Out of 1000 people selected at random, how many do you believe are capable of original thought?
  6. Do you believe in life after death?
  7. If you believe in life after death, is there anything that you can do to improve your status in the afterlife? If so what?

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  1. Amy’s answers:

    1. If you had unlimited time and unlimited money, what three cities in the world would you like to visit?
    1. One not on earth with intelligent life form
    2. The Forbidden City
    3. The one where I will meet the most awesomesauce tour guide to take me on an African Safari

    2. If you could be present on any one day in the history of the world and participate in the events of the day or simply observe what happened what day would you choose?
    1. Beginning of mankind

    3. If I would reserve a table for four tomorrow night at 7pm at the very best restaurant in town (I would agree to pay the bill) and you could invite three people (now living or you could bring them back from the dead), what three people would you choose to visit and converse with for several hours?
    1. The first human
    2.Elizabeth I
    3.Eva Braun Hitler

    4. Please give me your three most negative impression about America or Americans
    1. Gross consumptive & wasteful behavior
    2. Global ignorance
    3. Lack of joie de vivre

    5. Out of 1000 people selected at random, how many do you believe are capable of original thought?
    1. All and none. No thought is original, just undiscovered by the individual.

    6. Do you believe in life after death?
    1. I believe we are more than flesh and blood but I don’t know how it all plays out.

    7. If you believe in life after death, is there anything that you can do to improve your status in the afterlife? If so what?
    1. Destroy the ego, love unselfishly: http://www.amazon.com/Way-Kabbalah-Spiritual-Transformation-Fulfillment/dp/0471228796

  2. My answers:

    1. If you had unlimited time and unlimited money, what three cities in the world would you like to visit?

    1. tokyo
    2. capital city of bhutan
    3. space station (mir)
    **paris is a city but i dont want to visit, i want to live

    2. If you could be present on any one day in the history of the world and participate in the events of the day or simply observe what happened what day would you choose?

    1. any day with winston churchill, preferably when he was drinking.

    3. If I would reserve a table for four tomorrow night at 7pm at the very best restaurant in town (I would agree to pay the bill) and you could invite three people (now living or you could bring them back from the dead), what three people would you choose to visit and converse with for several hours?

    1. Amy Senger
    2. Spencer Mandzik
    3. Meredith Francis

    4. Please give me your three most negative impression about America or Americans.

    1. Ginormous trash creators
    2. Disbelief in darwin
    3. cult religions

    5. Out of 1000 people selected at random, how many do you believe are capable of original thought?

    1. all of them

    6. Do you believe in life after death?

    1. dunno

    7. If you believe in life after death, is there anything that you can do to improve your status in the afterlife? If so what?

    1. everything, but you should be doing it now and for the right reasons.

  3. 1. St. Petersburg Russia, Buenos Aires, Bagdad
    2. First nuclear test at Bikini Atoll (Battle for Stalingrad would be close second)
    3. Norbert Wiener, Admiral Rickover, and Vladimir Nabokov
    4. Just one, that they are so self loathing at times that they would ask this fucking question.
    5. All of them, but most of us only manage to have one or two in a lifetime.
    6. No. It’s easier that way.
    7. That’s the worst reason to live differently today.

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