What is the one thing you absolutely want to accomplish in your life?
I could give you an essay style response on this but I will summarize it as succinctly as possible.
I want to entertain and inspire the masses. Its quite a large dream, but I believe I am more than capable.
What do you think is your most important or valuable character trait?
I think my most important/valuable character trait would be one of the following (I will try and refine this later if need be):
I have endless, logical, optimism
I am exceedingly confident
I am open-minded, tolerant and patient.
My imagination wins.
What is your opinion on smoking/drinking/drugs?
Smoking is something I detest with the fire of a thousand suns. Smoking is pro-longed suicide. Most smokers are incredibly inconsiderate and have a disturbing lack of concern for how their illogical habit effects others around them. If you smoke and ensure that no unwilling bystander breathes one iota of your destructive pathogen at least you show more consideration for others than you do for yourself.
Drinking can also be quite self debilitating, but if you drink without excess I see little problem with it. I am definitely an advocate of Red Wine as the 'reservatrol' constituent has been clinically proven to promote longevity and a significant decrease in wrinkle formation.
Both of the aforementioned are drugs, so I will refine this question to 'illicit' drugs. In general I don't care for them, but some are much worse than others. The major problem with these types of drugs is, if you don't make them yourself you honestly can't tell yourself they are safe - as many of them contain a mix of chemicals that could be adverse to your individual biological homeostasis. The risks and costs are just too high.
What is your opinion on casual sex, one-night stands and intentional short-term relationships?
Dean are you flirting with me? lol JOKES!
Casual Sex: When I think of sex I try not to conjure up romanticized ideals of sacred unity or deep emotional engagement - I first look at it through a evolutionary/biological lens and understand that sex is first and foremost for pro-creation. I think if both people involved are of the same mind, casual sex isn't necessarily a negative thing.
One night stands: The chances of this being memorable or 'worth it' are quite slim - so I tend to think they are a waste of time.
Intentional Short Term Relationships: Depends what the motive is, what the benefits are - each relationship, regardless of length = experience (something I value highly) - But generally, I think these would be illogical and run the risk of being emotionally draining for one of the involved parties.
If you could go back in ancient history (more than 300 years ago) and change one thing, what would it be?
If you could go back in modern history (less than 300 years ago) and change one thing, what would it be?
If you could go back in ancient history (more than 300 years ago) and change one thing, what would it be
I find these sorts of questions very challenging to answer for a variety of reasons. If I could go back in time - and change one thing It would be....nothing as I could not be certain of the greater outcome. Im sorry if this answer isn't as exciting as you may have hoped, but I think its probably the most honest.
There are a few things in history that I would like re-considered whether or not I would change them is another story.
(more than 300 years ago)
I would have liked human beings to have evolved with wings.
(less than 300 years ago)
I would have liked to somehow effect the 'industrial revolution' so as to prevent the detrimental ecological effects. Give the movers and shakers a little insight into environmental costs so as to possibly develop a more logical long-term framework of industry.
Do you have any nicknames? And if so, how did you get them?
Yes. None too exciting haha:
Stampy: My last name is Stamp.
Face: For an entire week at school (this was a few years back now) I put in a concerted effort to replace every third word (written and spoken) with the word Face. Some people found it hilarious, most of the teachers thought I was mentally unstable.
If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
To inspire millions of people to be happier.
What is one of your favourite memories?
Performing in front of several thousand people and receiving nothing but positive accolades.
What did you aspire to be when you were little?
I went through phases, like I assume most people do as they are growing up. I think my earliest aspiration was to be a TV chef, but I was quickly turned off by this prospect as from a young age I was told that most TV chefs turn out to be homosexual (I find this immensely funny now).
Then I wanted to be a Doctor, then an Actor. I think the longest lived aspiration was the latter of those two as I found incredible enjoyment in performing on stage, making people laugh through improvisation and physical theatre.
What are some of your favourite things to do?
First and foremost I love just being entirely emancipated from social conventions/restrictions/norms - losing all inhibitions and just 'being', in the most part this involves me being very loud and spontaneous. This is related to the interest in physical theatre and impro work where I feed off the energy of the audience, responding and utilizing their reactions as inspiration.
I love a good debate or heated discussion with someone equally as passionate as I am about life and all its complexities. Conversing for hours about perspective, influence and change - opening eachother's eyes to new possibilities or ways of thinking.
I love experiencing new things.
I love reflection.
I enjoy helping people and working with others to overcome something significant.
I love spending time with my closest friends and being entirely myself in their company.
I love time alone in nature, admiring the beauty of the earth.
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