Free Your Mind Monday…

I just made myself some oatmeal and I put a drop of maple syrup on top…and the smell of it is sending me into a trance of maple-y goodness.  So I’m going to eat this delicious goodness and I’ll leave you with this week’s questions…

36.  Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?

Well…I don’t believe in absolutes.   There are too many shades of gray.  I don’t think anything can absolutely good or absolutely evil.  I believe that everything has a balance…neither good nor evil could exist without the other one.  So everything is made up of parts of good and parts of evil.  Certainly one factor can largely outweigh the other…but I don’t believe it can cancel it out completely. Therefore…my answer is no, I do not believe it’s possible to know without a doubt what is good and what is evil.

37.  If you just won a million dollars would you quit your job?

Hell yes.  It’s that simple.  I do what I do because it pays well and it allows me to enjoy the other parts of my life.  However, what I do doesn’t really make a lasting contribution to society.  I don’t help anyone and I don’t do anything that I really consider important.  So if I had a million dollars, I’d worry less about my salary and I’d find something to do where I felt I was really making a difference in the world.

38.  Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you enjoy doing?

I’d rather have less work.  I work a lot and I often feel like I’m missing out on other things I’d rather be doing.  Even if I could get paid to do something I love, like write my blog, I still think you must have a balance in your life.  You have to have diversified interests.  If you don’t and you focus all your energy around one thing, you will come to despise it…no matter how much you loved it in the beginning.

39.  Do you feel like you’ve lived this day 100 times before?

Sometimes.  There is definitely a monotony to wake up, shower, dress, go to work, come home, eat dinner, watch TV and go to bed.  I’ve been very focused lately on changing up the routine…keeping it fresh…doing things outside the norm.  It’s so refreshing to change the routine…even slightly…and to do things that are interesting and exciting.  So to answer the question…yes, some days feel like I’ve been living them forever, but mostly I keep things varied enough that life is never boring.

40.  When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?

I guess when I started this blog.  I had no idea what I was doing, no clue how to make it work and very little faith that anyone would actually want to read it.  J was completely opposed to the idea…he didn’t want our life splashed onto the internet for anyone to read and he gave me a lot of shit about it.  But I had something to say and I really believed that I could make it successful.  I don’t have thousands of readers a day and sometimes I still feel like I have no clue what I’m doing…but I think it worked and I think the blog is a success.  It makes me happy…and really, that’s all that matters.


Happy Monday everyone!