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TheNamesZachTheNamesZach Member Posts: 18 Connected
Hey lovelies, 
I hope you are all having a wonderful day! 
What’s the best thing you have done during your life so far? 
Also what’s your favourite food if you got any? 

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  • OxonladyOxonlady Member Posts: 243 Pioneering
    TheNamesZach:  Thank you for your question! I've been a bit miserable today as I've been in so much pain that I couldn't even eat anything but your question has shifted my mind onto more positive matters!
    There are three wonderful things that I can think of in my life:
     1. My son, who is a wonderful young man but since we are about 400 miles apart I hardly ever see and miss very much.
     2. My cat, Lancelot, who sometimes becomes a substitute for my son, I must admit! I'm very lucky, he's a very intelligent cat and pleasant company.
     3. My artwork keeps me going. I have invented an original and unique type of artwork and it cheers me up when I am well enough to lose myself in it!

    You also ask about food... Since I am not able to cook anything now, I am just grateful for whatever my Carer can cook for me... Though every now and then I would love a greater variety... 

    Thanks again for posing the questions! Take care. 
  • Dkaveney1Dkaveney1 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    The best thing I did in my life was to marry the woman I did,,,including the 6 years she's been gone I have been married 46 years and I would never change it.
    As far as my favorate food it's a bit boring,,Big Macs,,I just love em,,,I could eat them all day.Sorry about the spelling.
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,684 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @TheNamesZach
    i think perhaps the best thing I did as far as exciting is concerned is I played bass guitar in a few bands, rock mostly, all the practising and arranging and finally the gigging, great fun. 
    The best other was having a family when I’d finished playing!

    my favourite food is Chinese, especially special fried rice, love it.

    how about you?
  • OxonladyOxonlady Member Posts: 243 Pioneering
    leeCal, your last comment brought back a memory that made me laugh. When I was pregnant I kept craving Chinese food - no idea why, I'm definitely not Chinese! 
  • TheNamesZachTheNamesZach Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Oxonlady said:
    TheNamesZach:  Thank you for your question! I've been a bit miserable today as I've been in so much pain that I couldn't even eat anything but your question has shifted my mind onto more positive matters!
    There are three wonderful things that I can think of in my life:
     1. My son, who is a wonderful young man but since we are about 400 miles apart I hardly ever see and miss very much.
     2. My cat, Lancelot, who sometimes becomes a substitute for my son, I must admit! I'm very lucky, he's a very intelligent cat and pleasant company.
     3. My artwork keeps me going. I have invented an original and unique type of artwork and it cheers me up when I am well enough to lose myself in it!

    You also ask about food... Since I am not able to cook anything now, I am just grateful for whatever my Carer can cook for me... Though every now and then I would love a greater variety... 

    Thanks again for posing the questions! Take care. 
    Wow thank you for being the first to answer! Sorry that you’re having a bad day today but I hope these bad days doesn’t out weigh the good ones! 
    Even though your son is 400 miles from you , I’m glad that you are still in contact with him and I’m glad your cat keeps you company, animals are amazing when it comes to that! 
    I’m also glad you’ve got yourself a hobby to invest yourself in! Even though I’m terrible at art myself , I do appreciate the art people do! 
    I’m glad that you’re appreciative of your carers cooking! Is there a favourite carers meal you like? Lol 😂

    speak soon x 
  • TheNamesZachTheNamesZach Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Dkaveney1 said:
    The best thing I did in my life was to marry the woman I did,,,including the 6 years she's been gone I have been married 46 years and I would never change it.
    As far as my favorate food it's a bit boring,,Big Macs,,I just love em,,,I could eat them all day.Sorry about the spelling.
    Ah that’s the most amazing thing that anyone could ever experience , im very sorry for your loss , but I’m glad you are constantly remembering her! 😊 

    your favourite food is not boring at all! I could live on McDonald’s lol! 😂😂
  • christian96christian96 Member Posts: 101 Courageous
    Hello @leeCal

    If I had to pick one, pizza. 
  • OxonladyOxonlady Member Posts: 243 Pioneering
    TheNamesZach: one of my favourite dishes is a Greek dish called Pastichio. Basically it's roasted pasta with a layer of lamb mince, topped with bechamel cream. I would have the vegetarian version, where mushrooms are used instead of mince. I mentioned this to my Carer once and she said we don't have enough time for her to cook this for me. But, bless her, she cooked some at home for her family and brought me a plate the next day! I'm very lucky with my Carer, she's a very kind lady. 
  • TheNamesZachTheNamesZach Member Posts: 18 Connected
    @Oxonlady that’s amazing! I’ve only been to a Greek restaurant once and it was amazing! 
    It’s good that you have such lovely carers like that! Carers like that need to be safe and cloned! 
  • Sorry_SusanSorry_Susan Member Posts: 56 Courageous
    Best thing I've done is train as a teacher.
    Favourite food - I live food, so this is a difficult one - slow roasted pork belly.
    Are you going to share yours?
  • TheNamesZachTheNamesZach Member Posts: 18 Connected
    @Sorry_Susan ahhh that’s amazing! I’ve always wanted to become a teacher but sadly uni wasn’t right for me! 
    Sorry for not sharing my favourite food, I think it must be a kebab or McDonald’s! Both so unhealthy I know 😂 x 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,739 Disability Gamechanger
    The best thing I ever did was learning to drive. I learnt late at 23. I put it off as I am not able to do anything or go anywhere so I thought it was pointless driving because I never needed to go anywhere. I didn't consider that driving in itself can be a pleasure. Now I go for a drive every day just for fun. I don't regret much of what I have done but I do regret not learning to drive at 17. :)
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,033 Pioneering
    Hi @TheNamesZach
                                        Welcome to the community, great to have you with us. I really like your questions, they encourage people to really think and reflect particularly the one regarding the best thing you have ever done. In answer to your questions,  I have been very blessed to have done some amazing things in my life but I think the best thing I have done so far, and I know this sounds strange, is making peace with my disability. It took me a long time but as I have gradually done this, it has opened my horizons to new possibilities which in turn have been fantastic.  My favourite food is fish and chips, I have it every time I go to the pub :) I've started to do a pub crawl for fish and chips to discover the best one! :) How about you, what is the best thing you have done?  Thank you.
  • Francis_theythemFrancis_theythem Member Posts: 110 Pioneering
    Hi! I am new here so I don't really know anyone but...hm the best thing? Probably going to the university I'm at, I think, and the good things I've experienced there. The friends I've made and philosophy is really fulfilling. I am lucky that I've found people who accept me and stick with me, even though they have to wait for me when I'm bad at socialising. Which is most of the time... I am very lucky with them.

    My favourite food is so difficult! I love smoked haddock. There was always a local fish van that went round my grandparents town, and that was always really special. My mum cooks it the same way so I think both the memories and the food itself makes it so good
  • emilyanneremilyanner Member Posts: 63 Connected
    I’m getting a PS4 so I can connect with people 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,739 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi! I am new here so I don't really know anyone but...hm the best thing? Probably going to the university I'm at, I think, and the good things I've experienced there. The friends I've made and philosophy is really fulfilling. I am lucky that I've found people who accept me and stick with me, even though they have to wait for me when I'm bad at socialising. Which is most of the time... I am very lucky with them.

    My favourite food is so difficult! I love smoked haddock. There was always a local fish van that went round my grandparents town, and that was always really special. My mum cooks it the same way so I think both the memories and the food itself makes it so good
    Studying philosophy sounds really interesting. What kind of topics do you cover at degree level?

    I want to go to university when I feel able to and philosophy is at the top of the list of subjects I am considering. I studied it at A level and found it really interesting and the thinking techniques I have found useful in everyday life - it has made me more neutral and able to consider both sides of an argument without taking sides.

    The only downside I can think of is that I worry it is not the most useful subject from a career point of view, maybe you can correct me on that.
  • kaiasparrowkaiasparrow Member Posts: 28 Courageous
    Hi! I'm not too sure what would be the best thing. I feel like my life hasn't quite been what I wanted or expected and my mental health and autism have gotten in the way a few times. I worked on an organic farm in Denmark for two months and then again in Italy the year after and that was fun. Sustainability is one of my biggest passions so it was really fun to get hands on experience and taught me a lot for my own garden. 

    You all have such interesting hobbies and interests! Philosophy is one of my favourite subjects but I wasn't able to study it. I love history too, I studied Latin for a few years and found it so interesting. A fewmusicians too which I have always thought was amazing! I don't have a musical bone in me haha

    My favourite food is probably lasagne. Veggies and spicy cheese for the sauce
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    edited August 2020
    I think one of the best things I've done so far is see pretty much all of my bucket list artists. I go to a lot of concerts and when I was 16 I set myself a list of seven or eight that I would love to see above all others, and I've managed to see them all now. I'm drafting up my second concert bucket list now.

    Also @kaiasparrow great choice with lasagne, it's my favourite food :) 

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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi I would have to say the best thing I have done in my life is have my son and brought him up for the last 1r years the last 4 on my own, but he is my rock and makes me very proud.

    As for food my all time favourite is lobster, I dont have it much but when I do it is a real treat
  • Francis_theythemFrancis_theythem Member Posts: 110 Pioneering
    66Mustang said:
    Hi! I am new here so I don't really know anyone but...hm the best thing? Probably going to the university I'm at, I think, and the good things I've experienced there. The friends I've made and philosophy is really fulfilling. I am lucky that I've found people who accept me and stick with me, even though they have to wait for me when I'm bad at socialising. Which is most of the time... I am very lucky with them.

    My favourite food is so difficult! I love smoked haddock. There was always a local fish van that went round my grandparents town, and that was always really special. My mum cooks it the same way so I think both the memories and the food itself makes it so good
    Studying philosophy sounds really interesting. What kind of topics do you cover at degree level?

    I want to go to university when I feel able to and philosophy is at the top of the list of subjects I am considering. I studied it at A level and found it really interesting and the thinking techniques I have found useful in everyday life - it has made me more neutral and able to consider both sides of an argument without taking sides.

    The only downside I can think of is that I worry it is not the most useful subject from a career point of view, maybe you can correct me on that.

    Sorry I haven't been here for a few days. It's actually really broad! There's a philosophy of everything! There can be historic period-based modules, like ancient greek, or early modern period. Or philosopher specific ones, like aristotle, nietzsche, kant. And topical based ones, like philosophy of mind, perception or language. Ethics can be part of it too. Over the course of my degree, I have done logic, ancient philosophy, early modern philosophy, aristotle, nietzsche, Rousseau feminist philosophy, philosophy of language, history of ethics, (general) ethics. Uhh that's all I can remember right now.  I'm specialising in Aristotle's ethics.

    For everyone interested: if you want to learn about philosophy in general, 'In our time' on bbc iplayer are brilliant podcasts, 'Natalie Hayman reads the classics' is good for ancient roman and greek thinkers. Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy is a good way of exploring different topics that you want to find out more about. I think that would keep you going for a while :P

    With careers, it honestly depends. Like if you want to go into a career that has a specific undergrad requirements, then that's true. If you firmly don't want to do a postgraduate qualification of some kind, that limits things a bit. If you do, you can go into pretty much anything. I'm intending to either go into academic mentoring or occupational therapy via a postgrad thing. It depends what you want to specialise in too. But actually, employers value philosophy graduates because the skills we have are analysis, independent research, writing skills, being able to weigh up strengths and weaknesses of different positions and find solutions to them. So we end up with a load of wide-ranging, valuable skills. I'd say philosophy has one of the broadest potential career paths and the skills we have can go a long way, depending on how much education you want to do. If you're worried, if you look at universities, I recommend you contact a member of the department and they'll be happy to talk about it with you! This got far too long - I'm so sorry.

    Oh and York is excellent for disability support
  • carthacartha Member Posts: 613 Courageous
    My favourite food is Thai. I also like Indian, Middle Eastern, and Chinese foods.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    @cartha
    Reading that has made me hungry for my lunch :D Thanks for sharing :) 
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