Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
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I know you best by what you are not

I like that idea that one can best define God by what God is not. But I'm not sure I have to limit myself to God in my thinking. I love to learn from your journals just who each of you really are. But could you help tell me what you are not?

Poll #124988 Poll-r Opposites

Which of your relatives are you least like? (where applicable)

Mother
7(15.9%)
Father
12(27.3%)
Favorite uncle
12(27.3%)
Favorite aunt
13(29.5%)

Which lack would worry you least?

An inability to have a child
12(26.1%)
An inability to experience personal bliss
3(6.5%)
An inability to own a home
17(37.0%)
An inability to figure it all out
11(23.9%)
An inability to feel excited
3(6.5%)

Which celebrity is the closest to your polar opposite?

Jack Nicholson
6(13.3%)
Garth Brooks
7(15.6%)
Oprah Winfrey
4(8.9%)
Hillary Rodham Clinton
8(17.8%)
Christina Aguilera
20(44.4%)

You have been given the spiritual gift to eliminate one negative thing from the world. What do you choose?

fuel inefficient SUVs
8(17.4%)
Drivers who drive while using cell phones
8(17.4%)
"don't ask, don't tell"
9(19.6%)
hip hop songs which glorify violence
12(26.1%)
public smoking
9(19.6%)

Imagine that you are the perfect blend of two people, living or dead, whom you admire from afar, but who are not like you at all. Which two people would those two people be?

What subject in school interested you least?

math
15(32.6%)
science
3(6.5%)
literature
0(0.0%)
art
2(4.3%)
physical education
26(56.5%)

On a scale from 0 to 100, rate what percentage of your outlook on life is needlessly negative?

Mean: 34.78 Median: 30 Std. Dev 24.29
0
2(4.3%)
10
5(10.9%)
20
15(32.6%)
30
7(15.2%)
40
4(8.7%)
50
3(6.5%)
60
6(13.0%)
70
0(0.0%)
80
1(2.2%)
90
1(2.2%)
100
2(4.3%)

If you could choose one trait that you sorely lack, which will be given to you painlessly in a poppy-field dream, to keep forever, what would be that trait?

a heart
1(2.2%)
a brain
2(4.4%)
courage
23(51.1%)
a balloon flight to Kansas
8(17.8%)
ruby slippers
11(24.4%)

No matter what criticism they make of you, they can never impugn your:

heart
23(51.1%)
brain
10(22.2%)
courage
3(6.7%)
flawless command of flying monkeys, my pretty!
5(11.1%)
flawless command of high C in "Over the Rainbow"
4(8.9%)

What personal breakthrough would you like to make that seems far too difficult now to ever achieve?

If you could be a more positive thinker, granted the grace to achieve your dreams, what would you positively ensure that you could achieve next:

a more fulfilling career
10(22.2%)
more fulfilling family relationships
6(13.3%)
more fulfilling leisure time
9(20.0%)
more fulfilling compassion
13(28.9%)
I'd just pray for peace
7(15.6%)

What is the place you've never seen, but wish you could, but you're *positive* you wouldn't fit in there?

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