Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fifty Questions That Will Set You Free

These questions have no right or wrong answers.

Because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer.

  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 24
  2. Which is worse, failing or never trying? For me, failing
  3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? I guess it's fear, right? I mean I know that's what holds me back.
  4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done? Umm, no. I'm one of the bigger doers. I do a lot. I know some scoff at me for what I do and think I'm flighty. That's just fine. I at least try.
  5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? I wish there was more laughter. It's my favorite. ; )
  6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich? Rescuing animals that I could keep on a big, awesome farm until people even more awesome that I came for them.
  7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing? I am working on doing what I believe in for sure!!! I look at 'corp America' job as a means to that end. That job enables me to live in a nice house, do things to improve my health, go out with my friends to nice restaurants, etc. So I'm grateful for it. No it's not the end game, but I'm getting there. ; )
  8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently? I would have stood up to my family and gone to film school anyway, and I would have told a certain man how very much I care for him.
  9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken? Very much so in that I was the one that gave up the control to the powerful men around me. I don't blame them any longer. I blame me. I'm in the driver seat now and I'll not abdicate my power to anyone ever again. No decent person would expect me to.
  10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? Doing things right. I don't usually have a problemwith doing the right thing.
  11. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do? If it is truly unjustified, I would politely let it be known my stance. I'll also be honest here and say that I have a bit of the sewing circle gossip in me so if I'm not a fan of the person, I can reallllly jump in with both feet. It's the one trait I have that it's bad that I really know I need to change. I'm cool with my other bad traits. ; )
  12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be? Be true to YOU. (how do you say that in 'Baby'?)
  13. Would you break the law to save a loved one? I have, yes
  14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity? I'm sure I have, but nothing comes to mind
  15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people? Well my whole childhood was different from everyone I know so I relate to things differently than most I know.
  16. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy? Because they're ignorant and small minded? I'm kidding, sorta. It's all perspective, isn't it.
  17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back? Have a family. Finding a decent man.
  18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of? Ohhhh yeah.
  19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why? Anywhere along the Mediterranean would suit me fine, but a little seaside village in Italy or Greece would be swell. Why? Why NOT. Have you been there?
  20. Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster? I grew up in a condo and yes all the time. It DOES make it go faster. ; )
  21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton? As long as I wasn't a drooling, joyful simpleton then yeah, I'd pick that.
  22. Why are you, you? Why does this question annoy me?
  23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend? Hell, yeah. I really bring it in the friend dept
  24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you? I guess a good friend moving away.
  25. What are you most grateful for? My family
  26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones? OMG, I'd kill to forget the old ones. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is FINE by me. I don't need any of that dreck in my head any longer. Seriously. It's so painful.
  27. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first? What truth? THEE truth. Does anyone KNOW that?
  28. Has your greatest fear ever come true? It sure has
  29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now? Yes, it does and it always will. But it's a pretty big thing. I get the concept though
  30. What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special? My travels. Being with my Grandparents and seeing the world.
  31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive? I do off and on. I'd say I feel that way at least once each day. Just moments here and there. It hits me. "You're here. You're well. You're loved. Life is good" I get overwhelmed with the warmth of it all.
  32. If not now, then when? Exactly
  33. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose? Not a thing. I'm working on it!!
  34. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever? Ha, yeah. ; )
  35. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars? Misguided followers
  36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil? I think so
  37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job? Probably not. I'd not want to let on what happened.
  38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing? More that I enjoy for sure
  39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before? Nope
  40. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in? The time I got mugged. : P
  41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today? Grandmother and Christopher (brother)
  42. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous? Well I mean am I dying at 50 or 97? If it's 97, sure.
  43. What is the difference between being alive and truly living? Merely existing vs. An Awesome Adventure
  44. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right? You'll know. You'll be driven. Trust me.
  45. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake? The pain
  46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? State my feelings
  47. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing? Hahhaha, as I walked up a REALLY steep hill in my neighborhood. Dude, I thought I was going to have to call someone to come get me!!!!
  48. What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?Life coaching and yes. I'm really trying to get that whole process going.
  49. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that? Ohhh, I'll remember a thing or two. Again, I get the concept.
  50. Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you? There were a few that I was letting others make. I decided on Monday that's over. So from here on out. I'm my own captain.

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