What makes you laugh?
Michael Mohr: It makes me laugh when I see how happy other people are and how well they are. My attitude is one way or the other that I try to do all things positively and with a smile. I find this increases the quality of life, even if the situation is difficult.
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Michael Mohr: That is a difficult question. I would love to touch a penguin and touch his plumage. Penguins are interesting animals from my point of view and I always find it interesting to watch them. Unfortunately, I haven't had the opportunity yet.
Which person has influenced you most? And why?
Michael Mohr: My parents have influenced me the most in my life so far. They always allowed me to act alone in difficult and dangerous situations despite my high degree of visual impairment. In my opinion, this approach of my parents results in my current independence in life. Again and again I experience that others affected are not as independent as I am. For this reason, I find that my parents have had a particularly positive influence on me.
You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled in your country. What would you do first?
Michael Mohr: My first official act would be to try to further strengthen public acceptance of disabled people. It is very important to me that there should be good cooperation between disabled and non-disabled people. There is still a lot to do. Of course, we would also be dependent on external help here, but that would be the first thing I would do intensively.