13. What is your favorite day of the week?
My favorite day of the week would be Friday since it heralds the arrival of the weekend. I’m a very laid-back person, and really welcome these brief periods of time when I can relax without any worry or concern. I love weekends.
14. If you could meet anyone in history, who would that be?
If I could have the chance of meeting someone from history, I would most definitely like to meet Tsar Nicholas II from Russia. I have always been fascinated with Russian history, and I think I would really like to see what Russia looked like under Tsarist rule. I would like to meet the man who finally relented his centuries-old empire to the communists. I wish to see what kind of personality and insecurities he had that he so blatantly handed over his country to the communists.
15. What do you like to do to relax?
I have a very stressful life. I go to work early in the morning, and come back late in the evening. So, it is essential for me to relax, otherwise I wont be able to function properly the next day. In order to relax, I like to read. Mostly, it’s fiction, but at times, I even like to read non-fiction.
16. Do you save more or spend more?
I’m embarrassed to say that I don’t save anything at all. I’m what you would call a massive spender. As soon as I get my money, I drive off to get the things i desire. I don’t think back at all!
17. Do you play any instruments?
Well, once upon a time I had tried to learn the piano, but those lessons turned out to be an epic disaster. I have since given up on learning to play any sort of instrument.
18. What was your favorite children’s book?
I really liked ‘The Railway Children’. The way the kids do all sorts of jobs to help out their mother as they wait for their father to come back is truly endearing, and I remember reading that book all the time in my childhood. In addition to that, I am a huge fan of the Harry Potter series, and I think i used to read it every week. I just used to randomly pick up an installment of the HP series, and read it.
19. What type of kid were you?
Fortunately, I was taught manners very early in my life, so mostly I guess I was a quiet kid. I didn’t really get involved in any mischief other kids might be up to, and now in retrospect, I feel ashamed in saying that I was an unabashed whistleblower. I used to tell the elders of the mischief my friends used to be up to.
20. What is the one thing you miss about being a child?
I miss the carelessness, and lack of concern. When you’re a kid, all you think of is yourself. You don’t think about the future, your work, your life, you just think about yourself. I miss that. I miss how life has become convoluted mess of anxieties, and stress. The freedom i used to experience as a child, the feeling of being without shackles, is what I miss the most today.
21. What was your favorite subject?
My favorite subject used to be World History. I remember spending hours researching for my term papers in the library, and I used to feel so excited during that time. History is something that really appealed to me, and when I studied about the different events and wars, I remember feeling exhilarated at the daring and ruthlessness of some of the political personalities in history.
22. What was your least favorite subject?
Unfortunately, I’d have to say Math. Whatever the teacher taught me used to fly over my head. I didn’t understand a thing about Math. Now that I think of it, I’m actually surprised that I managed to pass the subject in school. It was definitely a very dry subject for me, and I’m thankful that I didn’t go ahead to study things like Calculus and Linear Algebra.
23. What do you do for a living?
I’m a businessman by profession, and I run my own business. Any proceeds that come from my business are my own, and mine to spend. I think being an entrepreneur allows me some semblance of the freedom I used to enjoy as a child.
24. If you had 10 million dollars, would you still be working /studying?
Well, definitely. I think no matter how much money you make, it is essential to have a routine in your life. If you don’t have a routine, life falls into a rut, and it’s very difficult to shake off the feelings of lethargy, and depression. God created man so that he could stay active all his life, and I see 10 million dollars as no reason for me to stop doing that.