October 4, 2015

Free My Mind - 50 Questions

A couple of years ago, I completed a 50 questions blogging challenge (answering 5 questions at a time) and reading back now, I have been able to see just how much I have changed since then. So I decided to go ahead and do the challenge again now... now that life has challenged me so much and I now that I am, in a way, a different person than I was back then when I originally answered them. I'm curious to see how my answers may have changed since then.

The questions can be found here online...

Here are my answers to the first five for today's post...

1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Honestly, this is a pretty tricky question for me. On one hand, I feel like I have been through so much in life that has, in a way, forced me grow up quickly. I guess, if I had to choose an age, I would be at least 35 based on the person that I am, what I enjoy doing, how I act, how I feel about certain things, and where I am in life right now with all the experiences life has shown me. I'm in reality 32 and sometimes I feel like I act like a much older person but at the same time, I feel like I still have so much left to experience in life. 

2. Which is worse, failing or never trying? No one likes failure. Well, at least I think no one does. I, for one, am so competitive (with myself!) and hate when I fail. However, I also know that if I don't fail, it would signify that I never tried (or that I'm just that awesome LOL) and yes, I believe never trying is even worse. If you don't at least try something, then you will be depriving yourself of a learning experience. 

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 people do things that they don't like because of curiosity and because of expectations. I think people are curious at first about certain things and that curiosity may lead them to want to do something. Also, some people might do things because of expectations from others. For example, some people might feel like they have to do certain things or live a certain life because of what's expected from them. I'm not saying this is necessarily a good thing but it's a very common reality. As for the other side of this question, I think we like so many things we don't do because of fear. I think fear of what may happen is what keeps us from pursuing a lot of things we may like. 

4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done? Definitely but I don't think that is necessarily a bad thing. In fact, I rather say more than not have said anything at all. I think it's important for us to set goals for ourselves even if we know that maybe we will accomplish only 3 out of the five, for example. I think we should at least aim for something and we can't do this if we don't say we will. 

5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? I would have to say ignorance. I think ignorance is the root of so many other problems we face in the world. I really think that if ignorance wasn't so prevalent in today's society, we wouldn't have as much crime, suicide, depression, arguments, etc. I think, in general, people would lead happier lives without depriving themselves of meaningful relationships with others because of ignorance. 


  1. Wow. Great start to the questions.

    I am right there with you on #1. Exactly. I've always been an 'old soul' and gravitate to those older than me. People are generally surprised when they see a picture of me or find out I am in my late 20s. Of course, I could go as far as saying I would be 65. My memory is going (I forgot how old I was the other day!), and I practically need a walker. Split the difference between that and my sometimes-naivety, and we'll pop me in at 30!

    Great answer for #2. I am so afraid of failing that even when I try, I procrastinate so much that I come close to failing. I scare myself into inaction. A sad state that I think has come out of doing things that don't make me happy. And that leads into me nodding my head vigorously as I read your #3!

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