8 Questions with Class Of 2O2O
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Which talent would you most like to have?
Iyiola: To be able to draw or paint or be artistic probably. I've always been pretty horrible in that aspect; it’s such a great skill but I think it’s a pretty innate one. You either have it or you don’t, I’ve always wished i did. To be able to draw or paint or be artistic probably. I've always been pretty horrible in that aspect; it’s such a great skill but I think it’s a pretty innate one. You either have it or you don’t, I’ve always wished i did.
What is your most treasured possession?
Gabe: My eyes, they bring light to my world (literally).
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Syed: My perfect idea of happiness is when I am not longing for anything more than what I already have. It is being able to appreciate the simple things in life rather than the finer. No aspirations, but just the feeling of sheer contentment from what’s around me.
What is your motto?
Jasmine: Whatever happens, happens. Whatever is meant to be, will be. This doesn’t mean taking a backseat to life though. This motto just helps me deal with certain anxieties that can arise from expecting too much (especially from yourself and things of an uncontrollable nature) to the point of disappointment. It’s easier said than done, but appreciate that life will take its course as it’s meant to – ups and downs are a part of that.
How would you like to die?
Gabe: I’d like to die from exhaustion from playing too much football.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?
Iyiola: Probably like Serena Williams or Rihanna. More Rihanna though cause I’d want to be the greatest tennis player of all time but I feel like Serena deals with an insane amount of pressure, especially now with #24 and all. Rihanna seems like she does whatever she wants, whenever she wants to. She’s the baddest woman alive and she seems like she has complete agency over herself and her life which is the ultimate goal.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Syed: Originality. Most creatives start out believing the myth that they need to be completely original. They believe that if they’re not original, they will be ridiculed, shamed, and publicly humiliated. The unfortunate thing about originality, is that nothing is truly original. So, instead of trying to be original, seek to be authentic.
What is your current state of mind?
Jasmine: Paradoxical, ever-evolving