Saturday 6

Saturday Six – Episode 389

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Autumn is finally here, but before I try to find a few fall colors to photograph, I wanted to post this week’s edition of the Saturday Six!

I hope you enjoy, and thanks for playing!

Be sure to check back this week and click on the links of bloggers who play along in the comments below! It’s a great way to find blogs you may not have visited and keep the conversation going!

Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your blog… But don’t forget to leave a link to your blog so that everyone else can visit! Permission is not granted to copy the questions to message boards for the purpose of having members answer and play along there. Enjoy!

1. Do you consider yourself more of a giver or a taker?

2. What is the biggest drawback to being whichever one you identify with?

3. If you had the chance to immediately become the opposite, would you take it? Why or why not?

4. Take the quiz: Are You a Cheapskate?

5. A woman approaches you in a shopping mall parking lot claiming she needs $1.00 to catch a bus. You see the bus turning into the mall parking lot at a distance, and you have a dollar bill. How likely are you to give it to her?

6. If it were up to you, how would you get more people to volunteer to help others?

If you have a Reader’s Choice question you’d like to see asked (and answered), send me an email! I’d love to include it in a future edition of the Saturday Six.

3 Comments

  1. 1. Do you consider yourself more of a giver or a taker?

    A giver.

    2. What is the biggest drawback to being whichever one you identify with?

    It is emotionally taxing

    3. If you had the chance to immediately become the opposite, would you take it? Why or why not?

    No, it’s not me.

    4. Take the quiz: Are You a Cheapskate?

    “You Are Not a Cheapskate

    You’re generous when you can be, and you never cheat anyone out of what they deserve.

    If you have the money, you enjoy splurging. But you never overspend.”

    The problem with this quiz that it was all about money, not time. Like questions 5 and 6, how much do you give to charity – nothing about donating time or question 6, giving you friend money for an apartment, how about offering to stay at your house.

    5. A woman approaches you in a shopping mall parking lot claiming she needs $1.00 to catch a bus. You see the bus turning into the mall parking lot at a distance, and you have a dollar bill. How likely are you to give it to her?

    Probably not, I am too gullible, so I am wary of any one who is asking for money.

    6. If it were up to you, how would you get more people to volunteer to help others?

    Appeal to their self-interest… Personal. Professional. Power. Moral. Negative self-interest.

    “If you want to move people, it has to be toward a vision that’s positive for them, that taps important values, that gets them something they desire, and it has to be presented in a compelling way that they feel inspired to follow.”

    Martin Luther King

    This is right from my power point presentation that I’m giving next month on community organizing.

  2. Hiya, Patrick,

    Somehow I still don’t receive notifications when you post, which is kind of making me wonder if I am in some way truly computer illiterate, because this should be easy. Well easier, at any rate. Maybe I will try it again when I am finished with this.

    Here are my answers: http://traislinge.blogspot.com/2011/09/saturday-six-episode-389.html. For some reason I keep thinking we had already reached 400. (Not that it is that far away, and I am sure you are planning something good for it.) I think it is the retirement that is turning my brain into pudding.

    Enjoy!

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 29 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.