Saturday, February 08, 2020

Sunday Stealing

THOUGHT PROVOKING QUESTIONS

1. Is it more important to love or be loved? To love

2. If you had the chance to go back in time and change one thing would you do it? I would have moved faster to pull the plug on a toxic relationship


3. If a doctor gave you five years to live, what would you try to accomplish? I'd try to be more peaceful


4. What is the difference between innocence and ignorance? Innocence implies a certain absence of responsibility. You simply don't know better, or haven't been exposed to something. Ignorance is a perhaps willful lack of knowledge. (Am I making sense? I know what I mean but I'm not sure I'm communicating it effectively.)


5. What is the simplest truth you can express in words? Joy comes from helping others

 
6. What gives your life meaning? See #5


7. Can there be happiness without sadness?  Pleasure without pain?  Peace without war? For this I turn to my all-time idol, JBKO:
"I have been through a lot and have suffered a great deal. But I have had lots of happy moments, as well. Every moment is different from the other. The good, the bad, hardship, the joy, the tragedy, love, and happiness are interwoven. You cannot separate the good from the bad. And perhaps there is no need to do so, either."

8. What’s the one thing you’d like others to remember about you at the end of your life? I was there for them.


9. Is there such a thing as perfect? No


10. What do you love most about yourself? That I have accomplished a great deal professionally with little formal education.

11. Is it more important to do what you love or to love what you are doing? To love what you are doing


12. What do you imagine yourself doing ten years from now? Enjoying retirement or pushing up daisies


13. What small act of kindness were you once shown that you will never forget? About a year and a half ago, a rather powerful coworker (several rungs above me on the ladder) just so happened to witness how I was being treated. She gave me a much-needed pep talk. The right words at the right time. I hope I can pay it forward.


14. To what degree have you controlled the course your life has taken? I'm the one steering this ship.


15. If you looked into the heart of your enemy, what do you think you would find that is different from what is in your own heart? Wow. I think I'd be more shocked by the similarities between us. But in terms of differences? Values.

5 comments:

  1. Love the Kennedy quote. It is perfect (#9 See? There can be perfection LOL)
    These were hard questions. I found #4 difficult. Your goal for #3 is another winner.

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  2. I thought you did very well with #4. I tried to say the same thing, basically, but I think you said it better.

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  3. 4 was the hardest question! Anything can happen in 10 years!

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  4. I think you're probably right about enemies being similar in some way.

    :o)

    Cheers

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  5. I am finding the answers to the last question to be quite interesting.

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