Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Of all the tomorrows...there is today

Ever think maybe you could have pursued a different career?

During my senior year in high school I wanted to help people; I was drawn to psychology and entertained the idea of going to college after high school; but at the time economics and higher education didn't go hand in hand.  The opportunity to attend college was handed to me on a silver platter when I was 19 by my grandmother in California, but there were strings attached.  The college had to be in the Los Angeles area, and the coursework would focus on cosmetology, not psychology.  My grandmother believed if I was going to help people, I would do so on the outside because the inside didn't need any help.  It was her way, or no way; faced with that, I chose the latter.  With average grades and no chance for any scholarships to be found under the roof of the single parent home I lived in, I abandoned my dream.  I thought about it once or twice, never really getting overly upset about the way things worked out...that's life and I accepted it at the time.

But, then there is the part of me that always asked...'What if...?'

You know.  We all ask that question now and then.

Of all the shows I watch on a regular basis, Criminal Minds is a regular.  Not so much because of the twisted and perverse side of human nature shows like this highlight; I often wonder whether all these criminal shows are doing more harm than good for society in general.  Deviant human behavior seems to be on the rise; everywhere.  Even in small town America, in communities that we once thought of as safe.  Each night I watch the headlines showcased on every network..sometimes shocked...sometimes in tears...so much innocence lost, unnecessarily, for no reason.

During the day as I sit at my desk, balancing the books, I think about another balancing act.  A more sensitive, meaningful balance.  Less numbers, more human.

What if...?

So on a whim tonight, while looking for a quote from tonight's episode of Criminal Minds I happened on a profiler quiz, and I took it.  The results of the quiz are...

You scored 28 out of 30.

You seem to possess an innate understanding of just how unpredicable human nature truly is.  Your intellectual curiousity, open-mindedness, and empathy toward others single you out as a strong candidate for cracking into the minds of others!

Hmmm.  Really.  Oh, these silly tests, they're probably rigged to display the same message for everyone.  Or are they?  One thing is for certain, I am curious.

So, if your reading this, and have a few minutes to spare, do me a favor, and take the test and let me know what the result is.  I'm curious what other responses are geared up behind the answers.

Criminal Minds Profiler Quiz

And as for the quote I was looking for that led to all this...

 

~~ The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says, but rather to what he does not say.  - Kahlil Gibran ~~

10 comments:

nhd106 said...

I do love your depth.  
(I'll take the quiz and get back to ya)

Nancy

karebear4x4 said...

took the test    i got 27 out of 30 with the same comments as you did...interesting indeed~kbear

redpoppy007 said...

I scored 25..my answer was the same as yours.
Last nights show was upsetting.  I thought the same thing you did, wonder if this gives some ideas..
I like the quotes though..and the actors on the show.

nhd106 said...

I hate bogus tests.   Your instincts seem to be right on.  I got 27 and the same exact words.    

Nancy

labdancer51 said...

Hi Dona,  I got 25 and the same words as you but I`m not sure they describe me very well, at least not in my opinion. :o)

Sandra xxxx

ajquinn354 said...

Hi Dona, know you are a busy lady with family and work, but you have a dream and it seems you'd had that for a lot of years.  It's not to late to go for that dream, do it dear.....my sis-in-laws Mom went back to college and completed her schooling in her late 60's.  What's keeping you from checking this out other than yourself dear.....heck you can start out with a class or two and go from there.  I hope you go for it.....Arlene (AJ)

stupidsheetguy said...

Hmm, we touched base a lot here. A few of my friends said I would make a good Life Coach. Didn't know there WERE such things as professional life coaches, lol, but it did make me wonder a little bit...a job whose purpose is to help others succeed.

Anyway, I scored identically to you. Wanna open up shop?

Jimmy

chrismlt said...

Hi Dona!

Mine didn't say the same as yours.  I got a 21 out of 30.  

Your sis,

Chris

delela1 said...

Speaking of school...Chris...how's that real estate class going?

cathyterv said...

I had a few spare minutes and gave it a try. I got 22 out of 30
It said:
"You have a curiosity for mysteries, but you would be hard pressed to commit yourself to actually solving them. To be good at profiling, you will need to possess a great amount of self-discipline to align your creative abilities with your rational ones. It takes a balanced mind to enter someone else's"
I'm not sure how on target it is because when I start something I don't quit until I've got it done.