Why Did You Want to Learn How to Ride a Bike?

Ride a Bicycle

Last night I was invited to a talk: How to Build a Money Making Machine Online at iCube, here in Kuching. It was a multi-level marketing (MLM) business opportunity presentation (BOP). And I’d like to thank Danny for inviting me to the event.

In the brief hour I was there, I watched and mentally participated in the presentation. And the speaker, Jason Kong, asked, “How did you learn to ride a bicycle?”

As any rhetorical question, the answer is obvious: to try over and over again until we can ride it properly.

You can expect that the next question was, “Why did you want to learn to ride a bicycle?”

“To become a pilot!”

Yup, that was the answer in my mind. When I grew up, my childhood home was towards the end of the street. Imagine a “T” shape, if you will. I think I was about 6 or 7 years old. I remember as my brother was not born yet.

Up to that point in my life, I’ve been on and off airplanes so many times. Every take off and landing and taxi-ing to the main terminal was amazing!

And in my mind, riding the bicycle was the closest thing to piloting an aircraft on the runway.

It’s a basic rhetorical question. Yet what popped up in my mind wasn’t correct or the right answer by the speakers definition: “To impress girls”, “to impress guys”.

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  1. Ha ha hilarious! In my case I learnt so I could commute the streets of London with it- but totally love the plane analogy and will now smile and think of you / being a pilot when riding my bike!

    • Thanks, Stefan! 😀 Your reason is more practical. How old were you then? At the age of 18, I did ride the bicycle around in Miri. London weather would be nice to cycle in.

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