50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind (1)

Hi guys! (and girls!)

Today I am starting with a new series. I will answer 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind taken from this website. I came along this questions on another blog (don’t even remember which one) and I found them quite interesting. So why not answer them myself? I will answer 10 questions per post. That is because I want to give detailed answers and honestly, I don’t think anyone will read al 50 questions and answers in one post.

Time for the first 10 questions!

  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
    Oh my, I think I would be older than I actually am. Guessing around 30-something. Definitely not younger than 25 or older than 40.
  2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
    I would say never trying though I have to remark that failing is also not very nice. Both options are bad, but trying is most of the times better than not trying. And failing is sometimes inevitable when trying to achieve something.
  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?
    Because we think we have to. Life is preoccupied by expectations and that starts as soon as you can remember. From every corner you see an ideal portrait of how your life should be, what you should do (study – job – marry – kids – et cetera) what clothes you should wear, what make-up.. Where does it end?
  4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
    Yes, I probably will. I am often quick in speaking my mind, and I really want to change things but somehow I never do. I am not sure why.
  5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
    The need and greed for profit. Our ‘western’ world is dominated with a never ending need for success and money. Everything has to be available 24/7, as cheap as possible no matter what that means for the poor people who have to provide that service. We live in a world where perfectly edible food gets thrown away because it has a natural deformation like twin-tomatoes, or curved cucumbers.
  6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
    Does giving hugs tell as an answer? I think I would be teaching, or advising. It would be something where I can help other people. I don’t care about sales and stuff, but I always try to give the best advise. I always listen and try to help, any job which gives me an opportunity to do so would be fine.
  7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
    Currently.. no. Partly that is because I am not sure what to believe anymore. Information is contradicting itself and it is hard to find out what the truth is. But I am still learning, and young, so I should have enough time to change my life into doing something I believe in.
  8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
    Oh my! Then I would be already middle-age. I think that I would spend more money. Travel more, because otherwise I would be running out of time to do that.
  9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
    Ai, another confronting question. I think that I have controlled my life for about 50%. My parents always said that I was free to do whatever I wanted but the unsaid message was clear. They thought they never pushed me into anything but subconsciously they did. And still do.
  10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
    I think I am worried about both. In daily life I am worried about doing things right (experiments with my internship, giving advice on my weekend-job et cetera). But I am also worried about doing the right things as in life-choices. But I think that is normal? Right?

So, that were the 10 questions for today. Next Tuesday I will have the answers of question 11-20 for you! Feel free to answer the questions for yourself, you may post your answers here or on your own blog. Or just answer them privately.

Love,
C

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