Is there a difference between indoor games and games on mobile devices?
They surely differ. Indoor games encourage you to socialize in a real way. You develop a relationship with others. It is a primary need for humans. But, while playing on your phone, you interact with (look at) the screen only. Even if you play with others online, that is still not real. It gets boring after a while.
Why does this generation of young people stay away from outdoor games?
It is not their fault. They have no place to play outside. There are buildings everywhere. Also, only few of them can join clubs. It costs a lot of money. Not everyone can pay for clubs.
Which indoor game is the most popular among the youth in your country?
Card games, I guess. They cost no money to play. They can be carried everywhere. You might not even need to have your own set, because there must be at least one in every single house.
Why do you think some people spend hours playing video games?
It must be related to their brain. In video games, when you win, your brain releases happiness hormones. If you get used to being happy this way, you will keep doing the same.
What are the disadvantages that can be associated with playing digital games?
They are no different than other games, I believe. But, they may result in posture problems. They force you to sit all the time. It is too bad for your spine. Also, if you keep playing video games all the time, you may have trouble meeting new people in real life. You may end up with no real friends.
Do you think that parents should encourage their children to compete in international tournaments?
I cannot see why not. Competing with friends is a great motivator. International opponents will even be better. We all want to feel special. If we can defeat all others in the world, that will surely feel great.
Do you think that technology impacts the performance of athletes?
I think today it is all about technology. In the past, good genetics and strict training would be enough to win. Bu, today, you need technology on your side. For example, sensors show what should be improved. I mean the things that you cannot see with the naked eye. No wonder, athletes from developed nations almost always win.
Why do some people prefer private cars to public transportation?
Private vehicles offer flexibility. If you own a vehcile, you can set out whenever you want. They are also much more comfortable. You have plenty of space for yourself and the seats are quite soft.
Do you think that people rely more on cars today than in the past?
No doubt. Almost everybody owns a car anymore. It is no longer a privilege. It has become more of a necessity, because cities have grown dramatically. You may have to work many kilometers away from home. In such a case, it is best to drive than take a bus.
Do you think there are too many cars on the roads?
I do. I do not like it. They may be convenient, but we should care about the air quality, as well. They release too many harmful gases. I am not happy to breath smoggy air wherever I go.
Are public transport vehicles comfortable in your country?
In most places, no. They are usally too crowded. You can hardly move inside, let alone sit while travelling. What’s worse, some are disgustingly dirty. I sometimes doubt if they are ever cleaned.
What can be done to improve public transport?
They should run more often. People should not have to wait for long. And, they should be sanitized every day. Maybe, a few times a day.
Do you think that different generations of the same family can live together?
This was the case for almost everyone. So, it was possible at some time in the past. This is still widespread in rural areas. If you do need a job in the city, then the only option for most people is to live with other family members.
What are the advantages of living in a large family?
Socially, you can have a more satisfying life. You will always be surrounded by others. There will be communication all the time. There will not be any chance to get bored.
What are the disadvantages of living in a large family?
In large families, personal space is too limited. You will probably not have your own room. Also, if you are an introvert, you will feel overwhelmed all the time. You will always be bothered by someone.
What are the responsibilities of parents for their children?
Parents must feed their children with proper food. This is crucial for a healthy body. Also, children should be loved unconditionally, regardless of their flaws. Finally, parents should ensure a good education for the children. They should use all their resources to ensure a better future.
Is it important to visit family members?
It depends on your family bonds. No one should be forced to do anything. There is no point in doing things we do not like. Some have fun with their relatives, while others do not.
Do you think that it is a good idea to work in a family business?
No way. They are not managed professionally. In business life, emotional bonds usually harm the way things work. In family businesses, mistakes are ignored, and unfortunately all the best positions are offered to relatives.
Should family businesses hire outsiders?
If necessary, of course. If the family members are not qualified enough to do the work, then there will be a need for external help. For example, if you want to penetrate into a new market, you may need someone that can speak the local language.
What are the challenges that family businesses face?
Employees are laid off when they cannot handle their duties. But, this is not the case with family members in your business. Firing them is usually not possible because it may hurt your relationship in the long run. Inevitably, this reduces productivity.
Do you think that social media has benefited small companies?
Of course. In the past, a company would need a huge budget to promote its products or services. But, today it can be done for free or for a small fee. If your post goes viral as a company, you could reach thousands of customers. Or, you could use the advertising service of social media networks. Unlike TV or billboard ads, they can be run even with a few dollars.
Do you think that the state should own companies?
No. State-owned companies are slow to adapt to changes. But, business life requires fast adaptations. If you fall behind once, it becomes harder to recover. It is not a surprise that the biggest companies are run privately.
Why do some businesses fail?
This is too hard to answer. There must be many interconnected factors. But, the most important reason should be having an incompetent team. One way or another, it comes down to your human capital.
Do you think that globalization of industry and commerce benefits all?
I do not think so. It has allowed big corporations to dominate local markets. In most cases, it has become impossible for a local entrepreneur to compete with them. This is modern slavery, in my opinion. You play by the rules of corporations.
Do you think that all countries should be able to produce what they need or import them?
In the short run, I see no harm in importing anything. but, for a sustainable country, dependency on others should be eradicated. Otherwise, you cannot call yourself a soveriegn nation.
What kind of jobs do people prefer in your country?
People are after well-paid jobs in Turkey. I do not think they care much about the working conditions. We are not an affluent nation. Our primary goal is to earn as much as possible.
Whay jobs do young people in your country want to do?
They are after popularity anymore. They expect to make money as influencers. YouTube and Instagram are full of success stories. That’s a lot of money for relatively easy work. That’s why they are envied by the younger generation.
Would you prefer an interesting job over a well-paid one?
If I had no financial concerns, I would. But, unfortunately that’s not the case. Being able to meet essential needs is more important than having an interesting job.
Do you think hard work eventually pays off?
Not in most cases. By hard work, you can achieve a certain level of success. But, talent matters more than hard work. A popular singer makes more money in a concert than a teacher does in a year.
Why are some people more hardworking than others?
Some people have the potential to maintain their focus. It must be partially genetic. Also, some others get satisfied when they produce something. They do not want to waste their time.
What can employers do to motivate their employees?
The first step is to know what they want. While some demand a payrise, others may want to be respected. And yet, the rest may be after a social network only. Without knowing what they want, it is not possible to motivate them. Not everybody wants the same kind of rewards.
Do you think that technology has prompted us to rely less on physical power?
Of course. Technology has radically altered all aspects of our life. We have machines to clean our homes or lift heavy objects. Almost no one walks to school or work anymore. We have become completely dependent on technology.
Do you think that artificial intelligence will replace all human workers?
It seems this way. I think humans will only do the jobs that require emotional connection and creativity. For example, teachers, nurses and artists may keep working. But, other professions risk losing their jobs. I believe that society is on the verge of a massive change.
Is money the best motivator for employees?
Not necessarily. It of course motivates those whu urgently need money. But, for others, it may not be enough. For example, most scientists do not care about how much they earn. They like the idea of helping people.
What methods can managers employ to motivate their subordinates?
Positive feedback may be the best way. We need praise for our accomplishments. A payrise or a bonus may also be motivating.
Should wild animals be protected?
I do not think they need our protection. They have all the skills to survive. We only must stop destrıying their habitats. That would be more than enough for them.
Do you feel any pity for the animals kept at zoos?
Of course, I do. It is cruel to limit their freedom. They must be under extreme levels of stress. Especially those living in a cage. Poor animals.
Should hunting animals be legal?
I believe it should be forbidden. Just like us, they have the right to live. They should be used for the entertainment of gun holders.
Do you think children should grow up with animals around?
I would certainly agree with that. We are part of the nature. We should develop bonds as early as possible. The earlier, the better.
Why do some people like to have pets?
I guess, they like the company of animals. We can develop emotional bonds with animals. Obiously, it takes less effort to bond with animals than with humans. They have far fewer expectations.
What kind of animals can people keep in their homes?
It depends on the size. Most houses are suitable for cats and birds only. But, it is possible to shelter dogs, as well. As long as you walk them regularly, of course. They need much more space and activity than other domestic animals.
Why are more people becoming vegetarian?
They do not want to be part of the exploitation. They wish to end all the suffering animals undergo.
Why do you think some animals are going extinct?
Humans are the primary cause of this. We destroy their habitats and this eventually results in the collapse of local ecosystems. This leads to food shortages, and extinction becomes inevitable for some of them.
What can we do to preserve wildlife?
Governments should somehow prevent wildlife trade. Those who are busted should be severely punished. We should also do our best to not harm the habitats of animals. We are not the only species that has the right to live freely.
Do you think that people of all age groups like to visit parks?
Of course. Especially in urban areas, most of us have no chance to feel part of the nature. Parks give us the opportunity to spend time around trees. They allow us to let go of negative thoughts.
How important are parks or gardens in your country?
My country has fallen prey to capitalism. The entire public seems to care only about financial gains. Instead of building new ones, they try to replace the current ones with malls.
Do you think people should grow up their own vegetables and fruits?
If they have a chance, of course. What we already eat cannot be healthy. Anthing produced for masses poses a threat to our health.
Should the school curriculum include lessons on environmental awareness?
Of course. The earlier, the better. That should be a priority for all schools. If children grow up this way, they will be more likely to protect the environment.
What should governments do to improve environmental awareness?
There should be a dedicated ministry for environmental efforts. They should raise campaigns every now and then. They should also fund people or organizations to plant new trees.
Does your country import any food from other countries?
It does. While there is no need to import any fruits or vegetables, the opposite is true for meat. It is too expensive to produce meat in my country. That’s why thousands of livestock are brought to the country every year.
Is there any harm in importing food from other countries?
I think yes. I believe that a country must be self-sufficient when it comes to food. Relying on some other source for such a basic need looks scary to me. When a conflict occurs, you will be denied food. That’s not nice at all.
What types of foods are produced in your country?
Thanks to the climate, almost any fruit or vegetable can be grown in Turkey. Except for exotic fruits, such as mango. Turkey has long been an agrarian society.
On what occasions should people wear uniforms?
I believe that all students and employees should have uniforms. They should not be mistaken with others. It will prevent strangers from entering the school without a permission.
Do you think that it is important for students to wear uniforms?
I think it is. It will create a sense of equality. Not all students can afford to buy trendy clothes. If theeir friends dress up more stylishly, they will feel inferior. This is bad for their development.
Also, without uniforms, most teenagers will waste a lot of time thinking what to wear. That should not be the concern of their age. They should focus on their studies only.
Should companies ask for the opinions of the employees when it comes to uniform design?
Definitely. Employees are the ones who spend all that time with the uniform. They should be free to express their opinions about colour, size or even the style.
Can the clothes tell a lot about the person?
This is possible, but only to a certain extent. What people wear is usually determined by the fashion of the day. Ordinary folks envy the celebrities and imitate them to a large extent. This does not tell much about them.
Why are some people obsessed with branded clothes?
I think they want to feel special. They need to stand out in the crowd. We all do. And we all have different ways of expressing this desire. Some do this with clothes, while others rely on cars or sth. else.
Do you think that exprensive brands ensure high quality?
Not necessarily. They do not always last long. Most do not look the same after getting washed. But, I do not think that people are after such qualities. They want the design.
Do you think that science lessons are important?
Of course, they are. Without our curiosity for science, we would still be a primitive species. Our curiosity for the unknown develops us.
Should science lessons be compulsory for all students?
I do not think so. Not all students like to think of the world in a rational way. No one should be forced to do anything. That usually backfires.
Do you think that intrinsic motivation is necessary for success?
It is. We cannot always rely on others for motivation. It would be short-lived. But, if we can learn how to motivate ourselves, we will never give up.
Why do some people have no trouble motivating themselves?
They know what they want. Because they have clear goals, they keep trying. When people struggle for something they want, they are not troubled by difficulties.
How can younger children be motivated?
They like praise. They love to be endorsed by the adults. It is a part of moral development. Also, they like gifts. If they are offeren an appropriate gift, they will try harder than usual to get it. This may range from a game console to a pair of shoes.
What kind of challenges does the world currently face?
Global warming must be the toughest one. The climate is changing everywhere. And I think it will have serious consequences. For example, there will be water shortages in Africa. This probably spark wars and cause mass migrations.
Do you think that science can help overcome global challenges?
I believe that science is the only option. I’m not sure if we will be able to prevent global warming or climate change. But, there is no other way. If we ignore the warnings of scientists, then the human king will surely suffer.
Do you think that parents should expose their children to challenges?
Of course. The best way to develop a skill is by doing it. In order to solve problems, children should be a part of the solution. They should have a platform to test what they learn.
What kind of challenges do the current generation of children face?
They cannot play outside. So, they cannot learn how to socialize properly. They are stuck to smart devices. They waste much time on social media, but they fail to develop healthy relationships in real life. It’s not their fault, though.
Do you think that it is necessary to get out of the comfort zone?
Definitely. If we keep doing the same things, we cannot expect different outcomes. We all have a huge potential, but most of us die without using it. We need to take risks for success. For example, Amazon was founded when the e-commerce industry was very small. Now, it is bigger than many countries. This would not be possible without leaving the comfort zone.