cartoon Heavy duty Friday Five this week, deep questions on what each of us wants to be able to look back on at the end of our lives with pride. I can’t resist that kind of quiz, of course:

1. What do you most want to be remembered for?

  • My creative writing
  • My political activism re: limiting human population growth & resource consumption, ecological taxation, biodiversity and habitat preservation
  • Establishing a foundation that incubates and supports post-capitalist collaborative ‘businesses’, and by so doing gently undermine the capitalist system and our acquisitive culture before it destroys us (modest, eh?)
  • Funding programs that explore animal communication, consciousness, emotion and culture, so mankind can learn from them

2. What quotation best fits your outlook on life?

to be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day,
to make you everybody else
means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight,
and never stop fighting

(e e cummings)

3. What single achievement are you most proud of in the past year?

This blog, and especially The Box (short story), The Third Way (environmental philosophy), The Weblog as Filing Cabinet and this week’s Social Network Enablement posts (business writing) .

4. What about the past ten years?

All the stuff that led up to this blog: My collections of creative writing, philosophical writing, and business writing. And finally following, myself, the advice I’ve always given others (see question 5 below).

5. If you were asked to give a child a single piece of advice to guide him or her through life, what would you say?

Like yourself, give yourself credit, believe in yourself, do what you really want to do, don’t give up, and don’t let anybody get you down.

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  1. Dave Pollard says:

    Thanks kara. Some of it is still wishful thinking. When you reach my age I think you start accelerating both thinking about posterity and actually doing something about it. But no fair — where’s your Friday Five answers?

  2. kara says:

    Smile – I’m shy.

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