Hello, world. I’m MacDara Conroy, and this is my blog.

Friday Five #54

*1. What do you most want to be remembered for?*
I want to be remembered for having contributed something of note to the cultural sphere, having earned and gained the respect of my peers. I would also like to be remembered as a good person, a good partner, and when the time comes, a good father.
*2. What quotation best fits your outlook on life?*
I believe it was St. Augustine who once said that _”the measure of love is to love without measure”_.
*3. What single achievement are you most proud of in the past year?*
In the last year? Not that much, really. I’ve been kind of drifting since the end of my last university exam. But my confidence in my ability as a writer has certainly grown in this time. What I have to do now is work on my motivation.
*4. What about the past ten years?*
I can’t say much for my tenure at school, but over the last four years — beginning from my first days at university — I have grown and developed, both mentally and personally, into a better person.
*5. If you were asked to give a child a single piece of advice to guide them through life, what would you say?*
I would say, _educate yourself_. Read whatever you can, consume as much information as you can handle, always strive to learn something new and to broaden your horizons. Don’t let the dogmatism of the formal education system fool you: education is much more than classes, exams and homework. It’s about fulfilling your potential to understand the world, not just around you but also beyond the various borders of culture, colour, religion, politics… the list goes on. Remember that the world does not revolve around your nor anyone else. Know your enemy, for you cannot fight what you do not know. And never stop the quest for knowledge.