A weakness is something we consider to be a bad thing. It is a habit or trait that prohibits productivity and drive, and should be eliminated or suppressed at all costs. They ask the stupid question in interviews everywhere almost everyday, “What are your weaknesses?” Like they expect you to be fully honest or be cognizant of them when you might not even know what your weak points are. Weaknesses should not always be considered as a bad thing. Here are mine…
Hunger. I hate being hungry. I would like to think that most of you would agree with me, but I know there are people who deliberately go hungry for religious or dieting purposes. Hunger sucks, and I have been hungry many times to know. Enough times to know that it is one of my weakest points. When I am hungry it is the only thing I can focus on, it distracts me mentally and causes unwanted feelings of nausea and gas pains that travel throughout my body. Food was meant to be eaten, and when I deprive my body of it, I am of no use.
Music. I LOVE music. Any genre, any language, any beat. For someone who is not a practicing musician, I sure love a good mix. It is inevitable that once I hear a beat no matter where I am, my body unintentionally starts to move. Even if not physically, in my head its a banging party going on. Music brings me to another place, it puts me in a zen that I cannot find doing other hobbies. It is an escape and it has been from I was a child. It took me away from my problems then, and it still does it now. So for me, it is one of my weaknesses, as it gets me moving no matter the setting.
Documentaries. Since lately, I have been getting into good documentaries. Whether it is about Edward Snowden, the growth of China and India, the robot and copycat market in Shenzhen or the drug war in Mexico; a good documentary gets me going more than a movie nowadays. Ever since Vice Media started creating documentaries, I started to fall in love with the informative format of production. They make it hip, youthful, yet controversial and topical all at once, and that attracted me. So over the past few years documentaries have fallen onto my weakness list, as once I find a good one I am all in.
Planes. I have mentioned my love for this invention in previous articles, however I did not elaborate much. I LOVE planes and aviation at large. I love watching plane spotting videos on YouTube or Facebook, I love seeing planes in the sky or on the ground, I love hearing the Air Traffic Control dialogue, I love seeing that big bird descend or ascend from or into the sky, I love airports. I just love planes, and I have come to realize that it is one of my biggest weaknesses. As no matter where I am, if I see a plane I am going to be all in.
These are my weaknesses. Of course, I could have listed the fact that I have some amount of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), do not multi-task very well, and I strive for perfectionism a little too much. But, I do not think those are weaknesses. I think those traits help to make me who I am, a unique being.
What are your weaknesses?