Ever since I saw this on another blog I was reading I had to try it. So of course I put it on my 101 in 1001 list. Supposedly it’s 50 questions that will get you thinking about… everything. I have never read all the question thoroughly so I have no idea what I’m going to be answering. More fun that way. Here I go!
These questions have no right or wrong answers.
Because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer.
1.How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
I would probably say 19, my age now. I don’t act like a child but I don’t act like an adult either. I love falling in love with boy bands and over obsessing about them but I have a job and pay bills. Therefore, I would consider myself 19.
2.Which is worse, failing or never trying?
Never trying. You never know if you’re going to fail or succeed until you try. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
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?
Money, fear, and laziness. We don’t like to work, or most of us don’t, but we have to to supply a roof over our heads and feed our families. I want to travel the world, I’m sure a lot of people do but that comes with money that I just don’t have and the fear of going to a place I’m not familiar with. Laziness describes itself. That’s America.
4.When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
Possibly. I tend to say I’m going to do something more than actually doing it. I should work on that…
5.What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
Violence. On the news every morning there’s always a death because of murder. I don’t understand how someone can take an innocent person’s life. Granted, some aren’t completely innocent but violence is never the answer.
6.If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
Anything creative. Writing, scrap-booking, taking scenery pictures.
7.Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
Possibly a bit of both… if that’s possible.
8.If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
I wouldn’t live it any different. I love the way my life is going right now. No need to change anything.
9.To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
About 90%. My parents control the other 10%.
10.Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
Doing things right. No matter where I am I always worry about doing things right. Whether it’s doing my job right or doing my homework right. I hate doing things wrong.
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?
Speak up and start defending my close friend. Never let anyone, no matter who it is, gossip terrible things about someone you’re close to. Lesson learned there.
12.If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
To be yourself and not care about what anyone else thinks.
13.Would you break the law to save a loved one?
14.Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
Um, I’m going to have to go with no on this one. I believe insanity is a whole different thing from creativity.
15.What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
Talk to my grandparents everyday. I’ve grown so close to my grandparents over the years I refuse to go a day without talking to them. Whether it’s going to their houses or sending a quick text or calling them, I’m always keeping in touch with them. They’re my favorite people in the entire world. I don’t know what I would do without them. ♥
16.How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
We are all different and enjoy different things. It would be a boring world if we all enjoyed the same things.
17.What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
Get an internship in North Carolina. Move to North Carolina. Money is holding me back and the fact that I’m only 19.
18.Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
Yes, I can never throw stuff away. I just put it under my bed or in a shoe box along with all the memories/pictures that go with it. I struggle with letting go.
19.If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
North Carolina. I fell in love with it when I went on vacation there over the summer. It’s gorgeous, atmosphere is great, and it’s someplace fresh and new.
20.Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
Yes, call me stupid.
21.Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
A joyful simpleton.
22.Why are you, you?
Because I’ve gone through things in life that have made me the way I am today.
23.Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
Yeah, I think so. At least I try.
24.Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
Losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you. You can always keep in touch with friends who move away.
25.What are you most grateful for?
My amazing family and friends.
26.Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
Oh, snap! I suppose I would rather lose all the old memories. I’m young I have more memories to live for.
27.Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
I suppose so, yeah.
28.Has your greatest fear ever come true?
I have a lot of fears but since my greatest fear is dying, no.
29.Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?
I would have been 14 and it was probably over a boy. So no it doesn’t really matter.
30.What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
This is probably a ridiculous child hood memory to remember but my happiest childhood memory was learning how to tie my shoes. My grandpa, Papa, taught me how to tie my shoes and I remember him engulfing me in the biggest hugs and carrying me out on his shoulders if I did it right. Makes me smile thinking about it.
31.At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
Oh, gosh! I’m only 19 so I’m going to say when my creative writing professor told me I have a great future in the writing business and would love to read more of my stories. Hearing someone, who’s amazing in the writing area, say that to me made me become more passionate about writing. It made me feel good about myself.
32.If not now, then when?
33.If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
34.Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
Yes, but it’s been very rare.
35.Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
I honestly have no idea…
36.Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
No, there’s always doubt. You never know what is good and what is evil.
37.If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
No, a million dollars won’t last forever. Plus once taxes are taken out you won’t have much left.
38.Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
More work I actually enjoy. Who wants to do more work that they don’t enjoy?
39.Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
Yes. Seeing as how I’ve been snowed in before…
40.When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
Fear often takes over my ideas which dwindles into me not believing in them very strongly, therefore I don’t remember.
41.If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
My grandparents would be my #1. Then my brother and parents.
42.Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
No, I don’t think I could live in the lime light of fame. Everyone stalking your every move. Excuse me, I like my privacy… a lot. And there’s more to life than being attractive.
43.What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
Being alive is exactly as it sounds, you’re breathing on this planet. Truly living is doing things you want to conquer and doing things you thoroughly enjoy.
44.When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
Every time. Just do it.
45.If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
Because schools, our parents and society in general has made us doubtful and fearful.
46.What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
Talk to people. I’m shy because I feel as though people will judge me. If I don’t talk then people don’t know the real me and they can only judge you on the way you look. At least that’s my outlook on it.
47.When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
When I go to sleep.
48.What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
Family, friends, writing, music, and traveling. I’m sure they have..
49.In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that?
Probably not. I remember the things worth remembering and laying in my bed watching Netflix isn’t going to make the cut.
50.Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?
I have a problem with letting others make them for me but I’ve gotten better with making decisions for myself, and not letting anyone else tell me what to do.
Okay, questions done! What do you guys think of the questions? Do they get you thinking? If you have answered these questions post the link in the comments so I can read what you had to say! 🙂
Much Love ♥