Jim Rohn (a guy I’ve just had to find about on Wikipedia) once said “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. Based on that I’m looking at being a hybrid teacher/baby/work people. This would make me someone who sits behind a desk all day, has to tell people about stuff they don’t know and wants to eat and sleep all day.
Instead of dwelling on the circle I have (which is a pretty good circle), what if I could change that? What if I cold create a group that would make me an even better person? So that’s what I’m going to do, I am going to let my social imagination run riot and pick from the real and not-real world and select my new averages.
Looking at the list I chose, I’m going to be pretty badass.
You manage to survive the Cylon genocide, bring together the remnants of humanity, manage to hold it altogether and somehow get them to a new home? This is going to make you a pretty impressive person to be around. What is more important though is how you go about all this.
The brilliance of Battlestar Galactica was to show how easy it was to take the “easy way”. Rather than just being able to carry on what you have to consider is the path you are following worth taking. Should you take the shortcut that compromises your morality or take the hard route.
The reason I would want Adama in my circle can be summed up by his following quote:
Its not enough to survive… One has to be worthy of survival.
There are a myriad of reasons for having the 26th President in my group. I was never going to want Coolidge or A. Arthur (Vermont has not produced the best of Cheifs) but I was umming about Thomas Jefferson.
Jefferson never made a speech after being shot, won the Congressional Medal of Honor (for fighting) and the Nobel Peace Prize (for not fighting), sent a fleet of ships around the world to tell those who wanted a fight he was up for a fight and basically was President Come-on-if-you-think-you-are-hard-enough-who-you-kidding-you-are-not.
As a fellow asthmatic I would want Teddy there to basically show me that sometimes you have to prepare for a fight and sometimes the best way is to convince others that they would rather back down.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are
Tin Cup is the greatest golfing movie ever made. I say this as a very itinerant golfing follower (about once every two years when the Ryder Cup is on) but there is something about the ending of the movie that really touches me.
After having success in his grasp Roy McAvoy takes the shot he knows he can make and ends up in the water. Then, rather than taking the safe route, he sticks by his belief in his own ability and throws away a major purely to prove a point.
If only sometimes I could be as certain in what I do, maybe without the complete implosion though.
I get really angry if Excel crashes or my computer runs slow, even so I can’t imagine the pain and anguish when a sense is taken from you. Especially if it is the one sense you need to perform.
Beethoven is in my circle solely on the music he wrote, but to have someone who refused to give in when the world was against you would be invaluable. If he could teach me the piano as well that would be great.
I am Groot.
I just want to learn how to dance.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Circle of Five.”