Mariam Nagujja’s Liteside
Any three things that we don’t know about you?
I am a loner. Surprisingly, I have a lot of humour when with people and yet I prefer to be a loner in my private life. It explains why it is very hard for an individual to know my real character.
I behave according to circumstances; so I have many faces.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Happiness is not in the things but a spirit given by God. Happiness cannot be quantified.
What is your greatest fear?
I am a fearless person.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I am too talkative and wish I could do less. I also tell off people straight away, which angers some people.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Poor time management and telling lies.
Which living person do you most admire?
Most of my inspirations are dead.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Books and nothing else. I don’t keep junk that I don’t need. For instance I know that I have seven pairs of shoes and 14 dresses.
What is the greatest thing you have ever done?
The ability to read many books and after so many years be able to refer to them.
What is your current state of mind?
I am very satisfied because this is what I have always wanted to be.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Talking too much without facts because we don’t read. Most people do things out of gambling as opposed to basing on facts.
What does being powerful mean to you?
Power is knowledge; with wisdom, you have power over anyone without it. With knowledge, you talk or act from authority to the circumstance.
On what occasion do you lie?
I never tell lies because as a reader, I am not allowed to keep or do stuff that compromises my thinking.
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
I don’t like the fact that I am growing fat.
Which living person do you most despise?
Anyone who looks at material possessions as success.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Honesty and integrity; a man who says he can’t is better than one who promises and never fulfils. Never underestimate a man who is true to his word.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
With my knowledge and understanding of life, I have not found a human being reliable and worth loving the most. A relationship with God and the universe is the most reliable and nobody is worth loving the most apart from God.
When and where were you happiest?
Whenever I am reading a book that is speaking to me at that particular moment. I also enjoy eating good food so I make sure that I eat right and best daily. I am happy whenever my spirt and body are aligned together.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Becoming the best female speaker; I love the fact that I can even bring together all the many books I have read in one conversation.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
The same person although with more money to do philanthropy.
What is your most treasured possession?
Material possessions don’t make sense and true value lies in an individual’s attitude towards life. I treasure knowledge which explains why I spend a lot on books.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Losing a relationship; such an experience can affect your domestic and career life.
What is your favorite occupation?
Being paid for speaking.
What do you most value in your friends?
I can’t even have friends because with my experiences, I have been disappointed and know for real that human beings can’t be trusted.
Who are your favorite writers?
There is no favorite writer because I read according to circumstances.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Napoleon Hill and Robert Schuller; the latter taught me about success when I was re-establishing myself while the other created focus at my down time.
What is your greatest regret?
The wrong decisions I made in the past. I also believe that with my knowledge and the way I read, I would have made a very good lawyer.
How would you like to die?
Death is a very good experience because you gain freedom as the soul leaves the body. If I can achieve the remaining part of my life of touching souls, then I can go anyhow.
What is your motto?
I mean everything I say.