Originally Posted by Seņor Stan
Glad I could help. Here's hoping the Texans cooperate.
How cool is it to win Superbowl tickets TWICE?
I'm actually 2-4 in active contests trying to win SB tix.
After I was on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, I've become a lot more WTH about stuff. It was a super longshot to pass the test, audition, get picked to be in the pool, and then be chosen (right before the show was cancelled). And the whole experience was very surreal.
But life changing.
After that, I sort of felt more of a "why not" about things that are uncomfortable or hard or scare me a little. And very much a believer of you can't win if you don't try.
I studied a lot of philosophy in college which tends to be hypercritical about everything. Somebody has a theory about something like the meaning of life or ethics or whatever, and then your job is to poke holes in that idea. Which is usually pretty easy to do.
Like many people in college, I was searching for answers and meaning and was scared of the world.
Eventually I came to the conclusion that if all these old, usually dead, smart guys didn't have all the answers, I shouldn't be expected to either. But that I still need to figure out how to live my life.
So I came to the conclusion about two things:
1. Life is meant to be experienced in a joyful, positive and fun way as long as you don't hurt yourself or others. As a gift. Some days that is easier to do than others, but it is aspirational.
2. Christianity and the ethos as preached in the New Testament is beautiful, makes a lot of good sense, and works for me.
I know that's a terribly long, goofy discussion, but what I'm trying to say is that I'm trying to live my life with joy and happiness, which is best done when you can share it and experience it with other people.