1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
I always feel at the same time like me at any age so far – at four, shy and naive, at six, playful and worry free, at ten, so serious about studying, at thirteen, so insecure, at sixteen, angry and unfitting, at nineteen, brave and seizing, at twenty two, lost but holding on…
2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
Never trying, of course.
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?
Some things we don’t like we do to survive, or for others, that is what mature and selfless is supposed to be.
4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
I will try not to.
5. What is the one thing you’d most l ike to change about the world?
6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
The work I intend to do. Writing and taking care of my family.
7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
With all my strength, I resist settling in.
8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
My parents were quite liberal, I am the one who is making the decisions that guide my life.
10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
Both, I do what I think is right and everything I do, do well.
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?
I would defend my friend.
12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
13. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
The things that happen in my mind.
16. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
Because not everyone is me.
17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
Just time. I will get there.
18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
Some people I thought were my friends.
19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
France, despite the immigrants.
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?
Either, just not this terrible aware mediocrity.
22. Why are you, you?
Genetics and surrounding.
23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
With all my strength.
24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
25. What are you most grateful for?
My family and my boyfriend. And my health.
26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
The past ones.
27. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
The truth is not that simple.
28. Has your greatest fear ever come true?
29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?
It does and it doesn’t.
30. What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
Family and playing. I was worry free.
31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
All the time.
32. If not now, then when?
When the time is right.
33. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
That is unrelated. Some things you just need time and energy to achieve… Not everything in life is ad hoc.
34. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
It’s called a blissful silence.
35. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
Hah. That is not love that they support.
36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
Everything is both.
37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
No, just this once.
40. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
Every day is that day.
41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
My boyfriend and my family.
42. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
43. What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
What is in your head.
44. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
It is called intuition, and with reason and feeling, together it makes a decision for your every action.
45. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
Because no one likes pain. And it is stupid only to learn from your own mistakes. This means you would only learn not to jump off the cliff after you’ve already died doing it.
46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
I would be just less stressed.
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?
49. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that?
Some of it, surely.
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 is not that simple, stop trying to oversimplify. We are responsible for our decisions, but we are not alone in this world. 2 months ago