50 Questions to Free Your Mind (Part 1)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I wanted to do this blog post while I'm 30, so I can look back at these questions and answers when I'm 40 to see if I would keep the answers the same, or have a different view. These questions have no right or wrong answers, but they will make you think! Today, I'm answering the first 25, tomorrow I'll answer the last 25.

1. How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
I'd probably say I'm 8 to 10 years older than I am now, but then again I've always felt this way. Why? Well, I like to believe it's the way I think. We don't have two legged children, but I've always thought like a parent. I think about the consequences of the what if before doing something. I learned this from my parents. They were always overcautious, and I didn't always understand growing up, but now I do.
2. Which is worse... failing or never trying?
Never trying. How do you know if you never try? Failure is a part of life. Trust me, EVERYONE fails, but it's how you react to your failures that makes you who you are today.
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?
That's life, right? Many people have bucket lists, and not all those items get crossed off. And no one actually likes cleaning the toilet, but what if you never did? 
4. When it's all said and done, will you have said more than you've done?
Wow, that's a question. I'd have to say I've done more... actions speak louder than words, right? Of course, there's always ways to do even more.
5. What is the one thing you'd most like to change about the world?
Let's see if I can put it into words. I like the simpler life that was 20 even 30 years ago, but I love the technology that we have today. I feel that some of this technology is to blame for why the world is what it is today. But, would you be willing to give it all up to live the simpler life and make the world better? 
6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich? 
Well, I'm living part of that dream... being a wife. I love taking care of my husband, and in return, I love the way he takes care of me. This is my happiness, and my happy ever after. The other part of this dream will come in the future... being a mother. 
7. Are you doing what you believe in or are you settling for what you are doing?

I'm living the life I believe in. If you are settling, you aren't living life. 

8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
That would mean I only have 10 years left. I'm not really sure I'd live it differently. However, I would be sure to add more time with family and friends and make each moment count (which I try to do every day.)
9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
Every decision I've made in life has controlled the course it's on. Other decisions that have been made for me, whether I've let that happen or had it happen to me, have helped take me down roads I never thought I'd travel. It's all how you react to those situations that make you the person you are today.
10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? 
I'd say both. I like to do the right things, right.
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?
I'm not a pushover. And, I always stand my ground whether it's for myself, my husband, or a close friend or family member. Ever had one of those friends who talks about someone to you... how they used them or did "such and such" to them? Guess what, they will turn right around and talk about you this way, too! Then you realize you don't respect or admire that kind of friend anymore.
12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
Never let anyone tell say that you can't do something. If you put your mind to it, you can do anything you want!
13. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
Ask me this again if I'm ever put in this situation. The answer I want to give right now might change if this were to happen.
14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
Haven't we all? A person's sanity is usually measured by how successful their creativity is.
15. What's something you know you do differently than most people?
I eat ribs with a fork. Don't judge! =)
16. How come the things that make you happy don't make everyone happy? 
Thankfully, not one human is exactly the same. Things that make me happy aren't everyone else's cup of tea, but that doesn't make it right or wrong. Things that make me happy:  sun bathing, reading, cooking, watching tv with the hubs, a clean home, family time, etc.
17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What's holding you back?
Become a mother. We've only been married two and a half months, give us time!
18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
Yes, but like I told the Mr, females hold onto to things longer, because it usually hurts us more. However, I'm  working on letting it go. “Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
Ha, I just had to move (kidding Mr, we both decided on this move) so I'm gonna say, if I had to move, I'd move back to our hometown. Why? Because it's the city where we fell in love, it's where we first shared a home together, and where our families are.
20. Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
HAHA, not unless the light doesn't come on. And no, I know it doesn't make it come faster.
21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
I wouldn't consider myself a genius, but I do over-think and over-anazlyze everything. However, I do enjoy the simpleness in things. So maybe a little of both?
22. Why are you, you? 
Why wouldn't I be me? I love the person I am, and the person I am becoming every day. It's a joy to be Joy.
23. Have you been the kind of a friend you want as a friend?
You'd have to ask my friends this question, but I'd say yes. Being a friend is about giving and taking, listening and being truthful. No friendship should be one sided. 
24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives near you?
Both are hard. It's never fun with a friend moves away. Thankfully technology has it where we can stay in touch and talk every day. However, losing a friend is always tough. No matter the situation, it's always hard to not pick up the phone and call them when you're happy or sad. When you see their vehicle, or even pass their home, you perk up, but usually the reason you are no long friends anymore reminds you why you smile and keep moving forward.
25. What are you most grateful for?
My life. The life I live is full of love, friendships, family and happiness. I wouldn't trade my life for the world, and I'm grateful for all those in my life who are making it what it is today!

Tomorrow I'll share with you the last 25 questions. Have these questions made you think? They certainly got my wheels turning.

1 comment:

  1. Jot this is a great list for some true introspection. I've got to think about these questions for myself as well!


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