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Answer the "50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind"

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  • wordsncolor
    wordsncolor Done 0 cheers 2017-09-19 15:09:29

    I've done this!


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  • wordsncolor
    wordsncolor Done 0 cheers 2017-09-19 15:08:18

    41-50

    41.) If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
    I'd but plane tickets for family to meet up with me in New England with my daughter to be together

    42.) Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
    If the fame resulted in wealth, probably. My great grandmother is 105. 95 is still a long life haha

    43.) What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
    One is something that simply is by your sheer existence, the other is proactive

    44.) When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
    If you 'know it is right' then now is the time. Keep in mind desire, curiosity and personal biases differs from 'knowing what is right', but humans mix them up a lot

    45.) If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
    Pain, or merely an awareness of consequences that can't be undone

    46.) What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
    Nothing. I'm kinda already living that way haha I don't concern myself with others' opinions anymore.

    47.) When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
    Just now haha.. I do 'breath-work' to ground myself, so often

    48.) What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
    It's an active effort in many facets.. too many to get into here.

    49.) In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that?
    Bits and pieces, or abstractly. I'll likely remember this phase of my life as when things finally started to be less hard, the years I got my adulting down to an art, and made a bunch of happy memories as a mom, artist, and girlfriend

    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?
    My destinos orient around my daughter's wellbeing and future. Mich of my life is not how I would go about things if I were not a mother, and the sacrifices/pressures can be challenging, but unconditional love is a powerful force. My brain can't compute, nor would I want to, a life without her. <3

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  • wordsncolor
    wordsncolor Done 0 cheers 2017-09-19 14:46:22

    36-40
    36.) Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
    Sure,. Evil is to intentionally hurt another for selfish gains, so we can be aware of our own actions as well as the the proclaimed (from the horses mouth) rational of others' actions. Aka are they aware what they did was selfish and hurtful? Though, debatably, in this example 'evil' might be engaging in selfish, hurtful behavior in an ongoing, remorseless pattern.

    37.) If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
    No, but it surely would take the pressure off

    38.) Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
    Depends on the pay rate/hours it takes away from other aspects of my life

    39.) Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
    Not really.. Everyday has it's nuances..it's whatever I make of it, either directly or through the story I tell myself about it

    40.) When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
    It's what I've been doing for 18-ish years lol...

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  • wordsncolor
    wordsncolor Done 0 cheers 2017-09-15 01:39:43

    31-35
    31.) At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
    Right now

    32.) If not now, then when?
    The time is now, but now is not the time for instant gratification

    33.) If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
    A great deal if the thing you're gambling is your future. A penny for your thoughts, and hindsight is 2020, but foresight is invaluable ;)

    34.) Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
    Yes, at one time or another with everyone in my life of consequence

    35.) Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
    Because religion is about power, not love

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  • wordsncolor
    wordsncolor Done 1 cheers 2017-09-14 17:56:22

    26-30
    26.) Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
    Old memories. The majority of my old memories are rubbish. It would be quite freeing. The only reason I had any moment of pause answering this was risking losing the memories of my daughter thus far, but if I couldn't retain new memories then I would be unable to appreciate everything to come as she grows up. I have many pictures/videos/writings/art of the people that matter to me. If I am still the same person then chemistry with those people will remain, and theoretically new memories will reestablish the connection.

    27.) Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
    You may observe 'a truth' without contrasting information, but you cannot have knowledge of whether it is truth without challenging it

    28.) Has your greatest fear ever come true?
    Not yet

    29.) Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?
    Yes, in the sense it mattered so much then that it took 5 years of effort to Make Sure it didn't happen, or at least get over the hump, to where it's far less likely so now I don't fret it much.

    30.) What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
    Mostly memories where I was off exploring, playing by myself. Their simplicity makes them special to me.

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  • wordsncolor
    wordsncolor Done 1 cheers 2017-09-13 17:55:12

    21-25
    21.) Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?

    A worried genius. They get innovative things done.

    22.) Why are you, you?
    I think therefore I am .
    A horse walks into a bar. The bartender asks the horse if it's an alcoholic considering all the bars he frequents, to which the horse replies "Nay! I don't think I am. I think not!" POOF! The horse disappears.

    This is the point in time when all the philosophy students in the audience begin to giggle, as they are familiar with the philosophical proposition of Cogito ergo sum, or I think, therefore, I am.

    But to explain the concept aforehand would be putting Descartes before the horse.

    23.) Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
    Wel, I'm not a saint or have the ability to defy space and time, but yeah. As I mentioned before earlier on this thing, I strive to live my values

    24.) Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
    Neither. What's worse is realizing someone you thought to be a good friend wasn't after all

    25.) What are you most grateful for?
    My daughter. She literally is the catalyst that changed Everything

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  • Sparkle16
    Sparkle16 Doing 3 cheers 2017-09-12 23:44:29


    1. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?


    That people didn't hate other people because of the colour of their skin.


    1. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?


    I would learn some creative skills like glass making, pottery or woodwork. And make amazing ornaments, kitchenware, jewelry and furniture and sell these things for a living


    1. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?


    Settling for what I am doing. Been like that for years. I want to change this going forward


    1. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently


    Work and build on current and future friendships. Be more social. Say yes more. Be more selective about who I date. Buy a car and drive. Do martial arts again. Learn to dance. Move to Portugal. Enjoy the little things. Spend more time out doors. Smile more.


    1. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?


    100% but made a lot of wrong choices


    1. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?


    Doing things right. But trying to loosen up with it now. Things don't have to be perfect for you to start something or will wait forever.

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  • wordsncolor
    wordsncolor Done 1 cheers 2017-09-12 13:34:38

    16-20
    16.) How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
    People have had different experiences throughout their life that have become associated with positive feelings and satisfaction, then habitually seek out that engrained route. OR it's 'we each have different mountains to climb'

    17.) What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
    I'd like to travel abroad, but with my poor sight, and a small child, it probably won't happen until she's much older.. another 10 years-ish?

    18.) Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
    Kinda.. it's more like finding closure within that 'some things in life just don't make sense' takes time

    19.) If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
    Hmm.. tough one because the places I would visit for long periods still aren't where I'd settle down in. Maybe Oregon, Northern California, or Massachusetts. Outside the country.. hmm.. Probably Ireland, Greece, Italy. Really, I just need to live places that are be pedestrian friendly, surrounded by art, music, good food, interesting people, near water with lots of hiking in reach.

    20.) Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
    Haha no.. I do sometimes push the crosswalk more than once if i'm suspicious something had interrupted our turn

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    wordsncolor Done 2 cheers 2017-09-11 18:22:38

    11-15
    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?
    Respond objectively and empathetically on behalf of my friend, then be frank in my desire to change the subject to a more constructive topic

    12.) If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
    Be open to other perspectives, but not so openminded your brain falls out

    13.) Would you break the law to save a loved one?
    Yes

    14.) Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
    No, creativity first, insanity later :cD

    15.) What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
    Try to stay objective

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  • wordsncolor
    wordsncolor Done 1 cheers 2017-09-11 02:28:56

    6-10
    6.) If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
    Being a counselor, helping people through their healing process, epiphanies, and figuring out what steps they can take toward living a life they find satisfying.. which is why I'm going to school for psychology:)

    7.) Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
    I strive to live my values and ambitions

    8.) If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
    I would have greater discernment/focus in where I invested my energy, and be more selective in what kind of peopkevI intermingled with

    9.) To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
    Substantially. 360 degrees ;)

    10.) Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
    Doing the right things well

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