I read on Twitter today "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." - Jim Rohn.
The tweet got me thinking, well the tweet and a blogging competition, got me thinking. The competition is by WeChat, and the fact that they are giving out a MacBook Air to the winner, should in itself, explain my reasons for writing this blog. I actually started weeping when I thought of the video editing I could do on this piece of hot machinery, but also I genuinely liked the topic. The more I thought about it the more interesting it seemed to write a post about it. If you happen to be Blogger do check out the contest. The contest asks us which 5 persons, dead or alive, we would like to have in a WeChat group, you know if we had a WeChat group.
As soon as I read the topic, my mind took a downward spiral. According to Jim Rohn, the 5 person I pick will say substantially a lot about me. So the first think I did was think of the smartest people I could think of.
The first person on my list, Albert Einstein
Reasoning: He's German. As far as I'm concerned that should explain a lot. Also picking him makes me seem smart.
Rebuttal: The more I thought about it, the more I realized (I hate science! Ya I know great epiphany after having almost failed my 12 boards from science), but the realization that I would have more in common with the Einstein bobble heads from night at the museum 2 than the actual guy put a damper on this.
Next person on my list, Yoda
Reasoning: He was on the contest poster and that shit really messes with your mind. He was also among the 25 greatest movie characters of all time, according to Empire Magazine (I guess the empire really does strike back)
Rebuttal: I find the whole talking backwards really irritating and besides his beady eyes really freak me out!
At one point I even thought of calling Steve Jobbs, so that even if I didn't win (which I probably wont) at least I'd still get a macbook out of it! :P
But after much soul searching (read 10 minutes before the contest ended) I came up with the following list:
1. Socrates: I recently finished a course on Coursera.org called Introduction to Philosophy and of the philosophers we discussed Socrates is by far my favourite. I love how he turns everything into a question. For him the best way of gathering knowledge is by asking questions. Socrates says, The unexamined life is not worth living. Also, his abashed manner is pretty cool! So the sheer fact of how much he can annoy everyone else by asking questions means I had to have him in the group!
2. Dumbledore: Well he was also on the contest poster (I'm telling you this stuff really messes with your mind). Also since I am a die hard Happy Potter fan, the choice should seem obvious. As far as I'm concerned R.K. Rowling is a genius and anybody who thinks otherwise..... may think so, there is nothing I can do about it. The next choice should clear matters up more.
3. Freud: Not only is Freud the single most crazy person in history (we have that in common) he was my introduction to the magical world of psychology. But sentimental value aside, I absolutely had to have Freud in the group so that he could psychoanalyze Dumbledore and finally lay the whole, he's-gay-he's-not-gay saga to rest. Like I said in the previous para, yes I am obsessed. I've even read Quidditch Through The Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard thank you very much. So questions like is Dumbledore gay? are vital to my existence.
4. Calvin: The precocious six-year -old from Bill Watterson's daily comic script sort of got to me. Growing up I was NEVER a comic person. Anybody who knows me will attest to the fact that I am more a book person, but lately I have been introduced to the joys of comics, and well of all the ones I have read, Calvin and Hobbs is my favourite. Calvin is thought to be named after John Calvin, a 16th-century French Philosopher, and well he is the smartest six-year-old around. Plus we have similar ideologies in life. My favourite quote in life comes form Calvin and Hobbs.
Calvin: Inspiration is not a faucet you can turn on at will. It requires a mood.
Hobbs: what mood is that?
Calvin: Last minute Panic! and well I guess the fact that I procrastinated for 15 days and finally put this together at the last minute should prove my point!
5. Sheldon Cooper: BAZZINGA! I absolutely love the socially challenged eccentric physicist from the American TV serial The Big Bang Theory. The Texan mysophobe is one of my favourite TV characters of all time and even though, I should hate him on principle considering that he is a physicist, I cant help but adore him. He might be a few french fries short of a happy meal, but there is simply no one like him. Plus when he turns evil and is the most evil supervillian around it would help to be on his good side!
And that rounds up my list of 5 people I would Love to have in a WeChat Group. What about you?
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