I have an exciting new idea for you.
I inherited from my grandmother an 'Album of Opinions' detailing their opinions about various topics.
I would like to create a new one and, for this reason, will be showing you the questions and my answers. Please answer the questions and give them back to me, preferably by email.
Now - for the Questions
Album of Opinion Questions (with sample answers by Amber Meredith)
The noblest aim in life?
To have a reputation for justice, love and mercy.
The Greatest Wonders of the world?
The characters you most admire in real life?
My friend Megan
Who do you consider the greatest living politician?
What political questions are you chiefly interested in?
Mental health reform and Aboriginal issues.
The greatest artists and musicians?
Artists Salvador Dali and Vincent Van Gogh. Also a local artist who sells at Salamanca Market called Rebecca Brogan
Musically still stuck in the 80’s – Madonna, Abba, U2 etc
Your favourite characters in fiction?
Lucy in the Narnia series. Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and Cordelia in King Lear.
The time of the year you like best?
The authors you admire most?
CS Lewis, TS Eliot, Shakespeare and Sally Morgan (author of My Place)
A brief definition of love?
As per 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 (It’s a letter to the Corinthian church in the Bible) Love is patient and kind etc.
The scenery you admire most?
White sandy beaches with deep blue seas.
Your idea of happiness?
Inner peace and outward joy.
Your favourite motto or proverb?
A good name is more desirable than great riches. ; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold Proverbs 22:1
The wrongs you would redress?
Racism and other forms of prejudice.
Reforms you would advocate?
Prevention and early intervention in people who have, or are at risk of having, a severe mental illness.
Your favourite recreation or hobby?
Reading, writing and theatre.
The true place of woman in society?
Not sure. I think women (generally) are better at child rearing than men but not all women have children. So, generally, I think this is a subject up for discussion.
Your favourite topic of study?
Literature and theatre
Your chief ambition?
To be a famous writer
The Christian name you like best?
Jessica and Joshua
Your ideas on the subject of marriage?
I think marriage is a good thing generally but it requires work.
The qualities you respect most in men and women?
Intelligence, ethics/morality, humour, imagination and humility
Your favourite flowers, birds and beasts?
Flowers – white carnations. Birds – the rosella. Beasts – cats definitely.
Puzzles, Jokes, Quotes, Pictures and inspiring ideas
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self centred. Love them anyway If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Be good anyway. Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People need help but may attack you if you try to help them. Help them anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God . It was never between you and them anyway
From a sign on the wall of a children’s home in Calcutta.
Name Rachel (Amber) Meredith
Date 17th December 2008