Acorn Membership Interview – puff story
I had my membership interview today here at Acorn. Slightly curiously, Acorn uses the same format as Twin Oaks, you get to tell your life story (which i did in a record short 40 minutes) and then you answer 101 questions. I answered these same questions 15 years ago at Twin Oaks.
Having watched people slip through the membership process and then reek havoc on the community once they become a member, i get why we need to be so intrusive about the details of prospective members lives. And there was a question i was embarrassed about the answer to, which will be the subject of a long delayed future blog post.
But on the other extreme there was the following exchange, between Trevor who was asking the questions and myself.
Trevor: Have you ever been hospitalized or had medication for serious depression?
Trevor: How often would you say you get mildly depressed.
Me: Almost never
Trevor: Wow (and deviating from the script) Why do you think that is?
Me: Perhaps because i am deeply in touch with how lucky i am.