Hunchback Jack wrote:Hey Merk, why is Jesus at #5 instead of at #1? And if you're so enamoured with Darwin, why is he not on the list at all? Pick a side, already.
Just what we need - more all or nothing thinking. NOT
I know there is an element of "humor" in all of these attacks, but there is also a serious side to this discussion, which I will continue to address and emphasize. I'm a Centrist - instead of seeing only the bad in Conservatives and Liberals, I see the good in each and keep the good ideas from each side. I think the world would be a better place if we did that. Jesus Christ had tremendous moxie, and so did Darwin. I admire Jesus Christ because a lot of people thought he was an asshole, but he stuck to his guns, just like Darwin. I'd prefer not to focus on the negative qualities of either of them.
Nebiros wrote:I have to express some modesty here. I'm no public speaker nor am I a good actor. I carefully thought out what needed to be said and take down the notes and it's easy to maintain composure and confidence when you make a recorded speech without an audience.
That's a surprise to me. I think you will find, as you produce more of these vlogs, that you have a natural knack for performance and public speaking. You certainly have the "look" for it! Any actor who uses a script uses the same process you've just described - you take down notes, and speak after carefully thinking things through. You say it's easy to maintain composure without an audience, but I think you will find that, with material like this, you will get a positive reaction from the crowd, which will feed your performance, and take it to new, unexpected heights.