50 Questions, Part 8

Read questions 1 to 45 here

46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
Nothing, because I think that no matter what we do, even if we do it the same as everyone else, you will always be judged for something. I think that’s a huge problem with the world we live in.

47. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
Usually when I’m trying to fall asleep. It’s amazing how your brain keeps you breathing even when you try and think about not breathing. Good ol’ natural reaction to catch your breath.

48. What do you love?  Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
I love when people are accepted for who they are. On Wednesday I made an attempt to show people that they are still loved. (You can read about that 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?
If I got to sit down and think about it, I probably could. Things have been rather eventful this week, so it would be fairly easy.
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’m making them for myself. Always.

50 Questions, Part 7

Man, I love a good long weekend! Who can argue with a four-day work week? Not me! Too bad I have a million other things to do and not enough time to do them all. Oh well! In the meantime, here’s Part Seven of 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind.

You can read Questions 1 to 40 here.

41 .If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
My closest friends and family. They’re all that matters in the end.

42. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
Not at all. I’m okay with being average on every level.

43. What is the difference between being alive and truly living?

When you’re truly living, you’re aware of what you’re doing and are taking those actions with your own free will. When you’re truly living you feel blessed and amazed to be doing what you do.

44. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
When it starts to go through your head so much that you can’t eat, sleep or think about anything else. Sometimes, you just have to trust your gut.

45. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
Because we never like to be wrong, and trying several times is time consuming.

50 Questions, Part 6

Read my answers for #’s 1 through 35 here.

36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
In your own mind, yes. But to others, what you deem as “good” may be viewed as “evil” to others. For example, being gay is not viewed as being evil to those who have an open mind, but to some it may be seen as being evil, disgusting or wrong. So yes, it is possible to know what is good and what is evil, but it’s all in the eye of the beholder.

37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
If it were only a million, no. But I could live a lot comfortably, like mortgage free or car payment free.

38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
Right now, I’d like to have more of my time be consumed by work I actually enjoy doing.

39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
I sure have.

40.When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
I honestly don’t know. Usually I have a good grasp on what I believe in before I march into the unknown.