Ten questions

I am not much into all that “inspirational” stuff out and about on the internet. But I am always into quizzes. And what follows, I consider more a quizz than anything else. With no reward prizes for doing well. I read those ten questions over at inkbiotics post Questions to ponder. Some of the questions caught my interest, so I shall try myself on them.


How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

I wouldn’t know, would I? I’d think myself bigger than most, wanting to downsize.

Which is worse, failing or never trying?

Stupid question, depends on what I fail at or never try. Causing car accidents one better not tries but failing to catch the tube is a minor nuisance. The generally accepted answer to that kind of question is usually to better fail than never try. But I think, it is often smart to not even try.

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?

Good question. The normative power of the factual, maybe? The real reason likely being “Out of habit”, of course.

When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

Definitely! Interesting discussions and waxing lyrical are great fun. However, there will be also so many things I’ll have done without saying, it makes me feel good already.

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

Equalizing the imbalance in possibilites and wealth. In this, wealth doesn’t neccessarily mean just money.

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

? Don’t know, really. Sometimes I struggle to make myself happy, so I image it being hard to go into the making happy business for a living. On second thought, isn’t happiness, what we strive for in reality, anyways? So, this is not a rethorical question, after all. And I consider myself rich as it is.

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

This entire believe construct can be treacherous. Let’s put it his way: I believe in what I settled to do. Works pretty well.

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

I’d be long dead.

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

Neglecting the time and place of birth with ensuing consequences, pretty much all of it. Not knowing what I was doing, most of the time. It’s getting better, that way.

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

Both, actually. Even if worried may be too strong a term, striving might be more appropriate.


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