Yo ! I just found these thought provoking questions tag on Pinterest, and I thought (already !) that it would be such a refreshing spin to the usual tags. Feel free to do the same on your blog as it’s a great mind exercise.
1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
34 or 35.
2. Which is worse, failing or never trying? What are you most grateful for?
Never trying. I’m most grateful for my resilience.
3. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
I would have thought more than I’ve done XD
4. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
Passivity. I’d like to see more proactive thinking.
5. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
The kind of work that you choose due to intrinsic passion, and for which you’d do for free.
6. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
I’m definitely doing what I believe in.
7. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
I’d face fears in a bolder fashion.
8.To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
The past 3 and something years have been very proactive. I’d say that in 75% of that time I lived with a conscious goal.
9. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
I try to focus more on doing the right things, but as a recovering perfectionist, I do slip up and obsess about trivial details.
10. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
This is something I’ve thought about lately, and I’d say no. I just can’t figure out what’s missing, but there’s definitely a blind spot on how I view friendships.
11. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
Nobody knows what they are doing so follow your heart and don’t fear failure.
12. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
No. That would enable them. I’d try to support them morally, but I believe that everyone should be free to make their own choices and bear the brunt of the consequences.
13.Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
I often teeter on that fine line ! XD
14. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
I dare myself to make a fool out of myself and really be vulnerable. I expose my flaws in order to find my way to authenticity.
15. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
Because it’s not about the object, it’s about the person involved. Happiness isn’t something you receive, it’s something that follows as a natural consequence to brave and authentic choices one makes. So different choices lead to different outcomes, but the end result of bliss is pretty much the same across the spectra.
16. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?
Take up strength training so that I can outrun zombies and climb mountains 😀
17. What’s holding you back?
18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
Does a glass of coke count? XD
19. What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
Being alive is by passive living where you let things happen, and let days go by. True living involves the spirit where you are spurred by intrinsic motivation to seek whatever your heart is yearning for.
20. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
Try to find out why I let others limit me before.
21. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
Religions don’t cause war. Humans do, and humans aren’t programmed robots – they think and choose. Some choose to escape their inner pain by inflicting it on others, others choose to face their pain and thus make the world a better place to live in.
22. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
A couple of hours ago.
23. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
Yesterday. Calculating risk and rewards does nothing but appease inner fears. Learn to trust yourself and slay it!
24. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
Gosh, no. Even if my life expectancy wouldn’t change, it’s not something that interests me.
25. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
Because the lesson lies in facing our fears.