50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind

      l was wandering online when I came across this blog post. And it got me intrigued, because sometimes we have so much on our minds, we end up forgetting to ask some very simple, or even very important questions. Recently I did the 36 Questions That Lead to Love challenge with my bofriend, on which I intent to do a post about it soon. So, as you can imagine, I love answering questions. And for those, there are no right or wrong answers. If it will free my mind, well, I don’t know. But let’s find out.

  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?   I would probably be 40 at least (I’m actually 23).
  1. Which is worse, failing or never trying? Depends on what. When it comes to personal matters, such as relationships, failing is worse. But in the majority of situations, never trying is worse.
  1. 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? Because of the need to impress our family/others/society, or caring about anybody’s opinion.
  1. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done? I think it’s equal. I say as much as I do.
  1. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? That nobody would ever have to go through hunger.
  1. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich? Being a student, for sure.
  1. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing? 50/50.
  1. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently? I would probably start having kids right now. And worry less. When you have a life expectancy that goes to a 100 years, you worry a lot about how to get there in the best shape possible, having done anything possible, which is overwhelming.
  1. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken? I have not. Well, not exactly.
  1. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? Doing the right things, I guess.
  1. 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? I try to change the subject, because I would probably be very uncomfortable.
  1. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be? Enjoy your childhood as much as you can. And never forget how awesome you are.
  1. Would you break the law to save a loved one? Probably, at some level. I don’t think I would kidnap, assault someone or kill. Unless it’s self-defense.
  1. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity? In music, a lot.
  1. What’s something you know you do differently than most people? A lot of planning. For everything. More planning than doing, actually.
  1. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy? Everyone is different.
  1. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?  What’s holding you back? Becoming a mom. Being more prepared for it.
  1. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of? Probably.
  1. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why? To somewhere in the U.S. Probably Northern California.
  1. Do you push the elevator button more than once?  Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster? No, I don’t. ’Cause I obviously don’t believe it.
  1. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton? A joyful simpleton.
  1. Why are you, you?I am who I am because I like to embrace my uniqueness.
  1. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend? Almost all the time.
  1. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you? The second one.
  1. What are you most grateful for? Having all the resources I have ever needed to grow healthy, secure and learn a lot.
  1. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones? Losing all of my old ones.
  1. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first? Maybe.
  1. Has your greatest fear ever come true? I don’t think so.
  1. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset?  Does it really matter now? I don’t remember. But it had to be something shallow. It doesn’t matter anymore.
  1. What is your happiest childhood memory?  What makes it so special? Learning how to ride a bike without the training wheels all by myself. I felt like a big girl.
  1. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive? I honestly don’t remember.
  1. If not now, then when? When it feels right. Or never.
  1. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose? Nothing.
  1. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever? Not really.
  1. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars? Because of the people behind those institutions. They really care about politics, money and power, so they manipulate people’s beliefs in a way that favors them.
  1. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil? Most of the time, but with a lot of thinking and questioning.
  1. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job? I don’t really work at the moment. But I don’t think I’d quit if I had one.
  1. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing? More work I can enjoy.
  1. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before? Yes.
  1. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in? Last year.
  1. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today? My family.
  1. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous? No.
  1. What is the difference between being alive and truly living? Doing things that make you feel whole, being with people that make you feel like you belong. Knowing that you are doing your best.
  1. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right? When you are certain of what you want.
  1. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake? We try to prepare ourselves and think ahead so we don’t disappoint people. And no matter what we end up disappointing each other. If we could just forget about everyone while making a decision, we would probably take more risks.
  1. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? I would never worry about time.
  1. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing? An hour ago.
  1. What do you love?  Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love? I love so many things. So I do a lot of things and I think this is an expression of that love.
  1. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday?  What about the day before that?  Or the day before that? Yesterday… not so much. The day before…no. And the day before that, I will, because I had a job interview.
  1. Decisions are being made right now.  The question is:  Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you? 60/40.

That was interesting. I wouldn’t  say it’s “freeing” but I think it shows me a little bit more about myself. The most difficult question was number 22, for sure.

Make sure you answer them as well.

If you did, or if you have some thoughts about it, things you agree/disagree, leave it on the comments below. 

Bye, friends!

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Use your brains, your common sense, and do not become an object. The way you look is important, but who you are and how you project it is eventually who you will become and how you will appear.

-Diane Von Furstenberg

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I LOOK my best after a entire hair and makeup team has spent hours perfecting me.

I FEEL my best when I haven’t looked in a mirror for days, and I’m doing things that make me happy.

– Anne Hathaway

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My greatest hope for us as young women is to start being kinder to ourselves so that we can be kinder to each other. To stop shaming ourselves and other people: ‘too fat, too skinny, too short, too tall, too anything’. There’s a sense that we’re all ‘too’ something, and we’re all not enough. This is life. Our bodies change. Our minds change. Our hearts change.

-Emma Stone

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People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.’

I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.

– Carl Rogers

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Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy-washy. Blah blah.

Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart.

Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to be truly affected by things.

-Zooey Deschanel

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Do your thing. Do it unapologetically. Don’t be discouraged by criticism. You problably already know what they’re going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure.It’s far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances, and have fun. And no matter what, don’t ever stop doing your thing.

Asher Roth