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Meet Kevin – the Black

13 Mar 2020

29 Questions for Kevin. Swart means Black in Afrikaans

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Accepting the present. What is your greatest fear? That the government bans us from making and selling wine… hang on, that’s what’s happening with the Coronavirus. Which living person do you most admire? My wife, very cliché, but she asks for nothing and wakes up every morning looking to take a step forward. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? My self-righteous indignation at the world that won’t act as I say. What is the trait you most deplore in others? Their self-righteous indignation that the world won’t act as they say. What is your greatest regret? Not trying harder to have a career in soccer. What or who is the greatest love of your life? Traveling to new destinations with my family. When and where are you happiest? When I’m travelling to those new destinations. Which talent would you most like to have? Any musical talent, my youngest brother got it all in our family.

What is your current state of mind? I’m in lockdown during the Coronavirus so I’m a bit pissed off at present. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? To be calmer. What do you consider your greatest achievement? My 2 kids. Following a number of failed pregnancies, my wife and I embarked on a long and arduous in-vitro journey, imagine if we have given up.What is your greatest extravagance? I like flying as far forward in the plane as possible, without actually flying it. What is your favourite journey? I love journeys. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Smiley people, they can hide a multitude of sins. On what occasion do you lie? I prefer to omit the truth than tell a lie. What do dislike most about your appearance? My constant battle with skin cancer from too little protection from the sun as a kid. Which living person do you despise? I’m not a fan of politicians as a group, although there have been a handful on exceptions.

If you die and come back as a person or thing, and could choose what to come back as, what would it be? Bruce Springsteen, no doubt. What is your most treasured possession? I constantly change things, so it is never the same. What do you regard as your lowest depth of misery? The fallout with friends in business a number of years back that saw me get ill and end up in hospital with heart failure. What is your favourite occupation? Entrepreneurship. What is your most marked characteristic? My determination to find the answer What do you most value in friends? Space Who is your hero’s in life? My Dad. What are your favourite names? Nicholas and Timothy, my 2 sons names, I was involved in choosing after all.. What is it you most dislike? Being told what to do. How would you like to die? With enough time to say goodbye to those I love. What is your motto? Currently, “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.”

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