We Have to Live With the Memory

Q. What is your biggest fear?

A. Drowning, because I think it would be a terrible, slow death and you would realize what was happening the whole time which would be very scary.

Q. What do you think the most common problem is that people of today have? How do you think we can solve this problem?

A. A strong lack of respect for others. I feel that this could improve if the parents of today taught their children to respect their elders and this includes the parent themselves. I think it would be difficult in this day and age because of the external influences such as heavy drugs which weren’t around in my day.

Q. How do you deal with regret?

A. Everybody makes mistakes in life and you learn from the mistakes you make. Everybody regrets doing them and has to live with the memory.

Q. If you knew what you know now at the age of 21, what would you do differently?

A. For me it would be a complete change of life. I wasted a lot of money and I would have saved it instead. I wouldn’t make the mistakes I made in the previous question however I guess I would have made new mistakes.

Q. What matters most in your life?

A. Contentment, which includes peace of mind and a relaxed lifestyle.

Q. Have you done anything lately worth remembering?

A. Nothing out of the ordinary, no.

Q. What have you given up on if anything?

A. I gave up smoking just in the last week which is great as I am 75yrs old. Accepting the way things are, instead of always wishing they were different. I live by the Serenity Prayer.
God give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The strength to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference

Q. When did you last push the boundaries of your comfort zone?

A. I have been living in my comfort zone for as long as I can remember so I guess it has been years since I pushed my comfort zone.

Q. What do you need to change about yourself?

A. Nothing really. I am happy just how I am.

Q. Who has had the greatest impact on your life?

A. My father and the wisdom he tried to impart to me but the truth is I took no notice of him back then.

Q. What do you want most in life?

A. Peace and contentment.

Q. What’s the one thing you would like others to remember about me at the end of my life?

A. I tried to help others out whenever I can.

Q. What is the most valuable lesson you have learned in your life?

A. Always play the game straight that way you don’t hurt or deceive others.

Married, retired happy father of 4


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