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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Would You?

I don't feel like doing a "Thursday Thirteen" today so instead I thought I would ask a few questions and hear from some of you. I wont' scare everyone off with 13 questions, but just a few.

Would you rather ....

1. Be a rock star, a movie star, sport's star, or a Saint (as in the Catholic church saithood - I know all of us who are saved by grace are already saints)?

2. Make a difference as a famous person, or make a difference as an obsure person that no one would ever know about?

3. Be beautiful or rich?

4. Be known to be generous or a gifted teacher?

5 comments:

Gary Means said...

Would you rather ....

1. Be a rock star, a movie star, sport's star, or a Saint (as in the Catholic church sainthood - I know all of us who are saved by grace are already saints)?

a Saint, because the lives of so many of them were characterized by such devotion to God, and such an awareness of His loving presence.

2. Make a difference as a famous person, or make a difference as an obsure person that no one would ever know about?

That one is too hard to answer. Fame brings so many burdens, but it also brings opportunities. And there's enough of a primadonna in me that I would probably want to be famous. But the very fact that I would desire it really bothers me.

3. Be beautiful or rich?

Hmmm, ugly and rich, or beautiful and poor? or, beautiful and affluent, or rich and just relatively good-looking? I guess I wouldn't want to be either, and I am blessed in that regard, if either thing was how I defined my identity.

4. Be known to be generous or a gifted teacher?

I'd much rather be a gifted teacher because I have a passion for teaching.

Bar Bar A said...

Amber! these are good questions!

1)) ROCK STAR totally (a female Bono)

2) Obscure - I hate being the center of attention (unless I was a rock star)

3) Rich. Beauty is over-rated and if you are rich you can help other people AND never have to worry about finances.

4) Generous

I hope you are going to give us your answers!

Bruce said...

1. Movie star. (See 2)

2. The key is to be able to make a difference.

3. Rich - there's always botox. :-)

4. Gifted teacher.

And you?

Perplexio said...

1. Be a rock star, a movie star, sport's star, or a Saint (as in the Catholic church saithood - I know all of us who are saved by grace are already saints)?

Honestly, none of the above. Rock stars, movie stars, and sports stars often have little or no privacy. Their entire lives end up being lived under the public microscope. And the saints, for all of their accomplishments, many of them ended up dying rather cruel or painful deaths to achieve their level of Sainthood or Martyrdom. If I had to achieve fame at all I'd prefer to do so in the field of literature. The fame of film, rock, and sports starts is often fleeting. Literary fame tends to last longer and generally they are still able to maintain some semblance of a private life.

2. Make a difference as a famous person, or make a difference as an obsure person that no one would ever know about?


I'd rather make a difference as a famous person actually as having fame would allow me to make a difference to more people. If being famous would allow me to impact more people I'd be all for it. Other than that, I'd probably actually prefer obscurity.

3. Be beautiful or rich?

Neither. Being too much of either generally leads to becoming a slave to your appearance or a slave to your own wealth.

4. Be known to be generous or a gifted teacher?

I guess I'd prefer whichever would allow me to have the most impact on those I'm teaching.

Amber said...

OK, my answers are....

1. Really none of them but if I had to choose, I'd choose to be a Saint simply becuase then I would be dead and not know it anyway.

2. I'll be totally selfish on this one and say that I would rather live in obsurity and make a difference than to be famous and make a difference. Famous people do have more influence and opportunity, but they give up a lot of privacy and I don't think I could deal with that very well. I'm not famous by any means but I do live in the public eye enough to know that I would hate to have so many people thinking they have a right to my life.

3. OK, I'll be the completely superficial one here and go with beauty. Reason being - I've never ever felt pretty and growing up in a family that placed so much emphasis on physical attractiveness was tough. It woudl be nice to be able to experience self-acceptance.

4. Generous