6. What does Survivor mean to you?
Stephen: "It's been a tremendous growth experience for me in both of my seasons. Survivor has a great way of [helping you] learn more about yourself and other people.
My first time, I met people I would have never ordinarily met and knowing them has broadened my perspective of the world and I think deepened my own character. [The first time out] I could see how much my body could take. My body took a pounding. This time out, I could see how much my mind could take. My body was breaking down and I still forced myself to go on.
And also, I saw some qualities in myself out there that I didn't like and I'm working to address that since I got home. I think Survivor really exposes some of your rawest qualities and those are great things to know—to know yourself better and to be able to change yourself.
It's been a powerful experience for me and I'm so grateful for it."