One of the items on my 101 list is to answer the 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind. It was one of the first things I started, but over a year later and I still haven’t gotten through all of them. So I’ve decided to answer them here…5 each Monday for the next ten weeks. This way it will force me to finish…and it will give me a guaranteed topic for Monday mornings when I have trouble getting my brain working.
Here are the first 5…
1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
It depends on the day. Sometimes I feel like I’m 100 years old. Today, for example…I slept funny on my arm and it hurts every time I move it. And I have a terrible pain in my back. Days like these I feel like I’m ancient.
But then there are other days where I feel like a kid still and think “I cannot possibly be an adult…I cannot possibly be older than 15…how did this happen?” On these days I often spend time doing something very childish…like making inappropriate “that’s what she said” jokes and giggling like an idiot.
Either way…I very rarely feel like I’m 36…which is how old I actually am.
2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
Never trying, for sure. I mean…yes, failing sucks. No one wants to fail. But at least if you try, you have the potential to eventually succeed. If you give up before you even get started you’ll never know if success was possible or what you are capable of. You should always try…and if you fail, you should try again.
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 think it’s because we don’t fully grasp how short life is. Time goes really fast and sometimes you don’t realize it. In the moment, you find yourself doing things that are expected of you or things you HAVE to do…like going to work. I know that I always think things like “Oh…I’m so busy now…I’ll just get tickets for that concert next time they come to town” or “This is really not a good day…I’ll just see my friend another day”. I always think that there will be plenty of time. I’m only now starting to realize that there isn’t plenty of time. We are all so busy all the time…we forget that we have to stop and slow down sometimes.
4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
If it was all said and done tomorrow…yes, I will have said more than I will have done. Like I said above…I tend to put things off until tomorrow. I have big plans, but I let so many things get in the way of those plans. I love my 101 list for that reason…it’s forcing me to accomplish things I’ve been putting off for years. It’s forcing me to slow down and do things that make me happy. It’s been a great lesson. I really hope that it’s not all said and done tomorrow…because I have faith that I can turn things around. I have faith that someday, when it is all over, I will be able to smile and say that I did everything.
5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
I would love to make people more accepting of one another. There is so much hate and so much intolerance. I wish people could just embrace those things that make us all different. Those are the things that make the world an interesting place. In my perfect world…people would celebrate their differences…they would learn from each other…they would find ways to get along. I think it would be a much happier world.
Is anyone else taking on the 50 questions? Do you find that some of them are really hard to answer???