Interview with the Wulf

Tom Being Tom posted a wonderful recap of some challenges he accepted. Since some of them were Liebster related questions, he took the time to answer all of them in one post. He, being the Tom that Tom is, did this in his own way. Gotta love that man Tom. He really rocks.

You can check out the post here. In it he created 11 questions and put a link to a personality survey. I have decided to take the survey and answer his questions. Feel free to do the same and answer these yourself if you haven’t already.


So, Tom’s 11 questions for 2018:

  1. Do you believe that humanity has a glorious future awaiting it, once we evolve beyond this era of self-interest and greed?
  2. Are you in tune with your personal strengths? Take this test, based upon a design by Martin Seligman – the father of positive psychology – and tell me about your results.
  3. Do you buy shoes for style or for comfort?
  4. Are 6 beers a lot to drink in a day? Is 42 a lot in a week? Is 2190 a lot in a year?
  5. Do you see a doctor or dentist more regularly? Why?
  6. A train leaves Venice at 7:00 pm, averaging 80 mph. Another train headed in the same direction leaves Venice at 10:00 pm, averaging 100 mph. What is Pancho’s favorite color?
  7. If Ndamukong Suh signs with the Rams, and lines up next to Aaron Donald, with Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters defending in the secondary, and Wade Phillips coaching them, who has the best defense in football?
  8. Is Donald Trump guilty of collusion?
  9. If there is a heaven, is John Lennon there?
  10. Do you think that smart phones are a burden or a boon to society, overall?
  11. I asked this question before, but it’s one I get asked and ask a lot. If you could live forever, would you? Why?

First, my survey results. I have to say, that this might be fairly accurate.

Top 5:

Humor: Liking to laugh and tease; bringing smiles to other people; seeing the light side; making (not necessarily telling) jokes.

Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence: Noticing and appreciating beauty, excellence, and/or skilled performance in various domains of life, from nature to art to mathematics to science to everyday experience.

Love: Valuing close relations with others, in particular those in which sharing & caring are reciprocated; being close to people.

Forgiveness: Forgiving those who have done wrong; accepting others’ shortcomings; giving people a second chance; not being vengeful.

Social intelligence: Being aware of the motives/feelings of others and oneself; knowing what to do to fit into different social situations; knowing what makes other people tick.

Bottom 5:

Perseverance: Finishing what one starts; persevering in a course of action in spite of obstacles; “getting it out the door”; taking pleasure in completing tasks.

Humility: Letting one’s accomplishments speak for themselves; not regarding oneself as more special than one is.

Self-Regulation: Regulating what one feels and does; being disciplined; controlling one’s appetites and emotions.

Prudence: Being careful about one’s choices; not taking undue risks; not saying or doing things that might later be regretted.

Love of learning: Mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one’s own or formally; related to the strength of curiosity but goes beyond it to describe the tendency to add systematically to what one knows.


Now…on to those questions.

  1. I don’t believe it will be for us next. I truly believe that there must be some near H.E.L.E. to occur before we are able to get there.
  2. I will let others decide if they wish to answer this about me. (see above)
  3. Comfort mostly, but do try to find stylish options for them.
  4. While I have to say yes, my brother, if it causes no issue for you. Who gives a fuck what anyone else thinks!!!
  5. Do veterinarians count? Cause that is a SOOO frequent trip with our brood. No? Ok. Doctors. I see my regular at least 2x year and a cardiologist 2x a year as well. Dentist only 2x a year.
  6. Is paisley a color? I am feeling a little paisley for some reason. No? Ok, then black.
  7. Uh…Silly question. the Saints.
  8. No fucking doubt about.
  9. No…because he would have already gotten kicked out for having an opinion. Just imagine it.
  10. It is a boon. But, just like any invention, or item…It’s fucking people and how we use things that make them a bane or burden. So, yeah…go us right?
  11. (shudder) No: I could not bear the repetitive loss, especially when one feels complete. What else is there? Why would you want to live forever and miss that feeling of wholeness? One would spend eternity with a void that could never be refilled.

Thank, you for a wonderful recap, Tom, and for positing these questions.

17 comments

        1. No…and I have learned some. Like how I’ve learned and altered my writing style. How I view things differently than I used to. Maybe I was to harsh on myself when answering those questions. If so, then it is a good reminder to stay focused on learning.

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  1. I was surprised by that, too. I was also surprised to find “Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence” so far down my list (almost always bottom 5). I suppose it’s important to keep in mind that just because it is on the bottom of our strengths list it does not make it a weakness or something we CANNOT do or enjoy, it is simply not a primary focus and therefore not a primary strength. Whereas I start each day focusing on what I can learn today, you, my brother, focus on what you can appreciate in the world (sunrises; poetry; etc). We both, however, focus greatly on what we can laugh at. 😉

    I don’t think you understood question #7, at all. 🤣

    A couple of other quick observations:

    1. I had to Google H.E.L.E. Fascinating!
    5. Smart! I don’t see my health professionals nearly enough …
    11. I wouldn’t feel an eternal void. I would cherish the new relationships I developed as greatly as I mourned the lost ones. I would never stop learning. I would never stop being.

    And … sigh …

    4. I agree, and have for a very long time. But, I promise, I’m not so much an alcoholic as much as I just really. like. beer.

    But I could stand to drink a couple hundred less of them a year. 😏

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