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.

the interview was easier than this

the interview was easier than this

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?

Me: No.

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.