1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
I think I’d be my age; 18.
2.Which is worse, failing or never trying?
I’ve found that failing becomes easier over time, even rewarding, but the constant doubt that follows with the question “what if?” is excruciating.
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 you learn over time to not do that. To make life worthwhile so that by the end you look back and have no regrets.
4.When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
Probably, but I’ll have done plenty as well :)
5.What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
Our ability to understand. To have some perspective.
6.If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
7.Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
I don’t really know what I believe in, I think I’m just going with the flow.
8.If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
I’m not sure that I would.
9.To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
I have given up trying to have control. I leave it in the hands of the benevolent force and hope that it turns out for the best.
10.Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
Both, to a certain extent.
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?
Tell them i’m friends with the person and ask that they not talk about them like that in front of me.
12.If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
Keep an open mind.
13.Would you break the law to save a loved one?
14.Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
I don’t think so. Maybe because I see a little bit of both in myself, I understand the dynamic.
15.What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
I’m willing to learn.
16.How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
Because they have different priorities.
17.What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
There’s lots of things I want to do, and I’m waiting to find people to do them with.
18.Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
19.If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
Holland. Besides the weed which, let’s admit it, is reason enough, I’d love to be independent in a country with barely any boundaries.
20.Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
21.Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
Hahaha without sounding too cocky, I think I am a worried genius. it might be fun to experience the latter.
22.Why are you, you?
Isn’t that the question? I’ll let you know when I find out.
23.Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
I’ve tried, and no doubt failed.
24.Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
I move away from my friends often. I feel like even if we don’t keep in touch, we always leave things on good terms, unlike the slow growing apart thing.
25.What are you most grateful for?
26.Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
I’d kill myself before either happened.
27.Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
Yes, with certain things, you just feel it.
28.Has your greatest fear ever come true?
Probably. I have lots of fears and try my best to face them regularly.
29.Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?
Yes I do. And I feel like it does; it made me the person I am today.
30.What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
Just laughing, being happy, without a care in the world. Things were so simple then.
31.At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
In trying to find myself.
32.If not now, then when?
Maybe later. Haha but I always feel like now is the best policy.
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?
35.Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
Because the people that follow the religions don’t really understand them.
36.Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
Maybe, but I think it’s a very thin line.
37.If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
I don’t have a job yet haha but if I did I probably wouldn’t.
38.Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
It depends on how you define work.
39.Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
No. Every new days has new possibilities.
40.When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
Many times. But I think I’ve learned from it.
41.If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
Everyone, but I’d spent the most time with Noor and Alina and my sister and my dad.
42.Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
Sure. I’d love to be attractive.
43.What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
The difference between just existing and savoring each moment. The difference between like and love.
44.When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
45.If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
Because mistakes are often associated with failure, and failure is a scary prospect.
46.What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
Be more true to myself.
47.When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
48.What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
The journey. I think 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. You never know.
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?
It depends on your definition of others.
stoopydoopy's Life List
1. have no regrets
2. Photograph Wildlife
3. BASE jump
4. see the northern lights
5. learn to SCUBA dive
6. get my driver's license
7. shave my head
8. lose 30 kg
9. go to a Top Gear recording
10. read Rumi’s Mathnawi (in translation)
11. Save up and buy a handheld Video Camera
12. Take a photo every day
13. Visit Ireland
14. go out with him
16. Meet Jonas Brothers
17. go to the oscars
18. watch all oscar nominated movies
19. Climb Mount Everest
20. go sky diving
21. Believe in myself
22. Audition for American Idol
23. Go to a toga party
24. kiss in rain
25. kiss under water
26. go on a eurotrip
27. live life to the best i can
28. perform standup
29. visit all the worlds major theme parks an ride on the rollatcoasters
30. visit uyuni salt flats
31. start doing yoga regularly
32. have a really good chat over dinner with Stephen Fry
33. Lose my virginity to someone I love
34. Learn Dutch
35. go to a music festival
36. volunteer at a homeless shelter
37. volunteer overseas
38. visit all 50 states
39. Watch NYT Top 1000 Movies
40. go on a long road trip with friends
41. find out who my angel is
42. be in a serious relationship for the first time in my life
43. have a one night stand
1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
0.68% of the 232362 people who have taken this quiz are like me. Cool.
my cousin noor has always been my best friend and my soul mate. her and my other cousin alina have always been a trio of best friends and always loved each other. it’s just that over the years, we seemed to grow apart, because of physical distance, and issued we’d been having. i moved back to Pakistan a year ago. it felt we’d lost the love we had for each other, or atleast, they had. it was a painful realization cuz the kind of relationship we had, i had never seen. it was truly extraordinary. but it felt different now. eventually though, i spent some time with them and we came to be just the way we were. i realized that the love was never lost, we’d just grown as people. but i still love them and they still love me more than anyone could ever imagine.