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Interviewing Debater Slayer

Discussion in 'The Interview Place' started by Debater Slayer, Oct 3, 2022.

  1. Debater Slayer

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    I haven't done one of these in a while, and some things have considerably changed for me in the last year. So ask away!
     
  2. Vinayaka

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    Have you swum in the Nile?
     
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  3. Debater Slayer

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    No, as I don't like the idea of drowning. I have swum in the Mediterranean, however!
     
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    What do you miss most about the pandemic? :p

    (in case this thread was meant to be and adjunct to this one: Stupid Questions)
     
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  5. Vinayaka

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    Is the Nile dangerous, with a current or something, or did you just never have the opportunity?
    Does the Mediterranean ever get big waves, like surfable waves?
     
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  6. Left Coast

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    Any good books you've read recently?
     
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  7. Debater Slayer

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    That I hadn't had two rounds of COVID, I guess. I only got infected well past the peak of the pandemic. :p

    Which thread? Can you locate it for me on GPS?
     
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    It's dangerous to swim in unless you're an experienced swimmer, and even then, it's best not to. The depth, currents, and, in some areas, the crocodiles just make it extremely risky.

    Yes, the Mediterranean gets huge waves! I don't know whether anyone here does surfing, although it wouldn't surprise me.
     
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  9. Kenny

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    What changed?
     
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  10. Debater Slayer

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    I haven't read a book in many years, as I have language OCD that renders reading longer material (e.g., books) extremely challenging. My therapist and I have been working on that, though.
     
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    The main things are that I'm much more composed and resilient. I'm also no longer anti-religious. Between my experience in the military and interaction with people from all walks of life there, I see things very differently now.
     
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  12. Vinayaka

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    Good to know about the Nile, not that I'll ever see it. When you swam, were there huge waves? (I've seen a few monsters in Hawaii. In Mauritius, it's very rare because it's surrounded by coral reef. When the typhoon came close when we were there, the people were all scared ... even though the waves were only about 3 feet high. When Boss and I went into the water, they thought we were oh so very brave. It was funny and educational to see how the subconscious works with something you've never seen before.)

    Do you ever have strong desires to move away from there?
     
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    If you could change one major thing about RF, what would it be?
     
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    I've never learned to swim, so I don't go deep into the water anyway. There are also breakwaters on the beaches I go to, which prevent really big waves from forming.

    I've only seen the huge waves from a long distance. Never up close.

    Absolutely. Immigration is my primary life goal at the moment and has been for the last decade.
     
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  15. Vinayaka

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    Where to?
     
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  16. Debater Slayer

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    I would make it so that more people viewed other members as people and not just some words on a screen. Sometimes the heated debates seem to reduce interactions to one-dimensional hostility.

    I'm already trying to change this by starting threads about everyday topics where we can all see glimpses of each others' lives and personalities outside of debates.
     
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  17. Debater Slayer

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    If I could choose, I would probably pick Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the Netherlands, or Canada--in that order. Failing that, just about any developed country would do, even if just as an intermediate point until I could move to a more suitable one.
     
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  18. Vinayaka

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    So what's stopping you?
     
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    I'm working on it. You need to fulfill some requirements before immigrating, of course, which, in my field, typically include at least two or three years of work experience. We'll see how things go.
     
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    What are your favorite foods and beverages?
     
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