Letter from Dawud on November 1, 2014
My oddest habit is probably _______________________
My oddest habit is probably something which I say every single day without even thinking about it. I say that I am tired even if I just woke up from a full night’s sleep. I got this practice from my late father. He used to say “oh boy” all the time. But now my odd habit has taken on a life of its own because I also say this in response to the agony I feel each day of my existence.
Something I’ve never done before but would like to try is ______________________
Something I’ve never done before but would like to try is to travel outside of the country and see other places and experience other cultures from a personal standpoint.
A quality I admire in people is ______________________________
A quality that I admire in people is the ability to be humble. I love being around strong, yet humble, people. I guess this is because I dislike people with big egos and who disrespect others because of their status or abilities.
If I could have one superpower, it would be ___________________________________
If I had one superpower, it would be the ability to be invisible. I guess I do not need to tell you why!
If I had the Governor’s ear for 10 minutes, I’d say: __________________________
If I had the Governor’s ear for 10 minutes, I’d say: That PA is one of the worst states in terms of its laws and how they treat their prisoners. I would talk about how there are no real programs in these prisons because they do nothing but provide a paycheck to the instructors. They certainly do not help the people in these prisons grow in any way whatsoever. I would definitely talk about the need to reduce the prison population and spend more of the state’s resources on true education. Certainly I’d deal with the issues of death by incarceration/life sentences.