What is the number one item on your wish list?
If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
A way to tap into the collective unconscious of our species to reawaken our social connections across the superficial boundaries that we’ve imposed — so that trauma and hatred could dissolve while everyone sleeps and they wake up feeling calmer, kinder, relaxed. Then this sense of inner peace replaces greed and selfishness, and people automatically revert to a community spirit, free of violation and possessiveness. There are no passports or ownership of property because everyone shares everything, and uses only what they need. It’s like everyone would breathe with each other, and discover that each person has enough space to live in, as an individual, while staying connected to the collective.
Second choice — the ability to remember that thing I forgot.
Your fitness mantra?
I believe that my body is an instrument, so it is crucial to keep it in tune. All &animals have instincts, which is a more accurate term for me than ‘fitness’. As an able-bodied person with the privilege of working limbs and organs, I consider it a duty to run, jump and reach as far as I can every single day that I’m alive. We view extreme sports as the exception, when in reality, that is what our bodies are capable of. It’s not just our brains that have so much potential!
What are you keen to accomplish today?
Renewing my driver’s licence!
Dubai beach views
Your favourite hangout in the UAE?
Anywhere where there’s a beach with a clear horizon. These days I’ve been heading to Fujairah, which is beautiful.
The first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning?
The app you click on most often.
Your favourite movie character of all time and why?
Tyler Durden from Fight Club (who I’m sure is on everyone’s list), because he is a character I wish I had the guts to be.
What’s one thing you would like to change in your life?
My shower curtain.
What is one major life lesson you’ve learnt and what advice would you give others?
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As told to Janice Rodrigues
A majority of my work at CIMA involves nurturing and equipping young talent with essential business and finance skills who can contribute not just to their organisation’s success, but also to the progress and growth of the UAE’s economy.
Its My Life6 years ago