Steem Basic Income Giveaway (Above average)

Thanks for sharing about [what you did on the enforced HF20 Steem holiday](https://steempeak.com/newbiegames/@bengy/steembasicincomegiveawaywhatdidyoudowhen-hyo2wxu0ii), it was nice to see that some of us just went out and enjoyed life, whilst others were looking forward to the return of Steem! I’m not addicted….

Apologies for the @steem-bounty distribution last week as well, I’m not sure why but something glitched and @karinxxl took the whole thing! Lucky door prize!

This week, I’m talking a bit about being being average and being above or below it, and how our perceptions of where we stand with respect to the average. It has been shown time and time again that we often have a better view of our abilities than is otherwise justified. For instance, the common example is that pretty much most people think that they are above average drivers. However, the definition of average is that 50 percent of us will be BELOW average, so definitely there are people (probably everyone else!) that have overestimated their driving ability! Personally, I think I’m an above average driver…. it’s definitely the rest of you that need to make up the average by being less good!

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My Questions

1. What do you think are you above average in? 2. What do you think that are about average in? 3. What do you think you are above average in, but suspect that in all honesty are probably below or only just average?

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My sample answer

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I don’t know… sometimes Unsplash gives me the weirdest stuff when I do a search!

Anyway, I would have to say that I think I’m pretty above average in playing the viola/viola. Against the general population, I have an advantage as most people don’t play a musical instrument anyway, so that would be a lot of zeros to help me get above the average threshold! Amongst people who do play the violin, well… I do it for it for a living, and people don’t try to hurt me by throwing stuff at me, so I will have to assume that means I’m above average!

Middling average, I would have to say that my writing skills are probably about middling average. I have done so much more writing since appearing on Steem, but I do notice that I tend to lose focus and steam if I haven’t drafted a post… and if I do draft a post, it tends to the get a bit distracted into slightly irrelevant fields if I’m not careful! So, I would have to say that I think that my writing skills are definitely about average.

Below average, this is a tricky one. I would have to say, I think I’m a decent cook, but then I get to taste some of the stuff that my friends and neighbours make, and well… let’s just say that sometimes I’m a bit embarrassed that I let them eat the stuff that I cook. Not that it is bad or anything (I hope), but I really feel the difference in quality. On the other hand, maybe I’m just average and they are stupendously above average?

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Rules

1. Upvote if you want, it increases the payout and then I can hopefully sponsor more people. 2. Resteem is NOT neccessary, but the more people see this, the more the people will be likely to be sponsored. 3. In the comments, answer as best as you can the questions that are posed in the “My Questions”! 4. I have added a small Steem-Bounty to the post, so that everyone who replies with a valid entry will get something back. If I give your post a small upvote, it is valid (also, subscribe to @dustsweeper for maximum benefit!). 5. I will be sponsoring as many people as this post pays out in liquid SBD/STEEM. Also I will kick in at least the required amount to round up to the full number. Winner is by random generator after a shortlisting of quality comments!

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Steem Basic Income

One of the first communities that I came in contact with at the beginning of my time at Steemit was @steembasicincome. As a author starting out on your fresh new Steemit account, Steemit can be a daunting and lonely place to be. OFten, it can feel like you are posting into an abyss with no one listening and with no ability to grow out of the situation. A share of Steem Basic Income gives you a guaranteed vote on one post a day, thus giving you a small but over time cumulative support to your account to help grow you out of your initial wilderness!

With this post, I want to help sponsor people who might not even have the spare 1 STEEM that is required for registration. So, when this post pays out, I will sponsor people depending on the payout of this post. Basically, I will round up the SBD payout from this post and then that will be the number of people I will sponsor. (So, if the payout is 2.3 SBD, I will sponsor 3 people). OF course, this is not simply an altruistic move, as the sponsor of a Steem Basic Income share also gets a share, so it is a great way to help others whilst helping yourself!

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Last week’s winners

The [last post](https://steemit.com/newbiegames/@bengy/steembasicincomegiveawaywhatdidyoudowhen-hyo2wxu0ii) paid out 2.610 SBD and 0 STEEM in liquid earnings. So, that would make 3 shares.

The winners by random draw are:

@simplymike

@owenwat

@zen-art

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