XOXO, Michael Brown

The readers submitted some questions about life, love and everything in between. I answered them as honest as I knew possible. I’m here to keep it real with you when no one else is and to answer with no judgment because I don’t know you! I’m just a college senior who enjoys giving his opinion. Here are some of the questions I got this week:

If you were offered a great job, but had to drop out of school to take it, would you?

Negative. I would definitely not drop out of school, especially when I am a semester away from finishing. I’ve worked too hard to just give it up for a job; I want the degree and a job. If this were the case, I would simply have to pass on the opportunity. Also, it isn’t guaranteed that I would be with this job forever, but no on can take my degree away from me. I earned it.

Have you ever been in love? If so, what’s it like?

Yeah, the first thing that comes to my mind when trying to describe love is the end of a Lauryn Hill song. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you don’t know music. It’s like the young kids talking in the classroom. It’s magical.

Do you think animals have souls?

I mean, yeah, I guess so? I’m not really an animal guy. I’ve never really thought about this. Sure, animals have a soul.

If you could change anything in this world, what would it be?

I would change the killing of innocent black men in America. This is one thing that has got to stop; it is something that honestly saddens my soul when I see a new hashtag has been started. I also would change the negative connotation that comes with being homosexual. Love is love, rather you’re with the same sex or not. Mind your business and let people live.

What is your favorite non-social networking website?

I want to say Tumblr or Pinterest, but then I realize that’s social media. It’s not like Facebook or Twitter though. I believe those two to be a little different. This is actually a hard question to answer, I guess. We do so much social networking today that I realize if I’m not on some sort of social media outlet that I’m doing schoolwork or online shopping.

If you won the lottery, who would you call first? What would you do with the money?

I’m not really sure whom I would call first. It would be a toss-up between my parents or sisters. How much I won would determine what I did with the money. I would want to donate money to some sort of cancer research, probably Make-A-Wish Foundation. I know all too well how cancer can affect a person and their family. I would also want to donate to Students Against Destructive Decisions, this organization did so much for me when I was a teenager and I am forever thankful. I would like to donate to the School of Journalism and Mass Communications here at Marshall, if I had enough after spoiling myself like I never have before and taking care of my family.

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Michael Brown can be contacted at [email protected].