50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind, Pt. 1

Way back when I was making my 101 in 1001 list, I was browsing other lists and saw that people had added to answer the 50 questions that will free your mind.

My curiosity got the best of me, and I looked into this. Once I saw how in depth and challenging the questions were, I knew that I wanted to add this to my list too.

These questions really made me think, and I guess that's why I have put this off for so long. BUT, here it is. I've finally done it.

Since 50 questions is a lot, and the answers can be kinda lengthy, I'm going to do this in 5 parts. I'll post Tuesday of each week until I have answered all 50 questions. Get ready for deep, philosophical Amber. ;)

Also? Let me know if you answer these too, I'd love to read yours!

1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
I thought about this one long and hard, and I've decided that I'd be at least 5-10 years older. I can't tell you how many times I've heard that I'm very wise for my age. I've been told I have an old soul. I am not sure how accurate that is, but sometimes I feel that I AM wise for my age. I can be silly and fun, but I feel a lot more grown-up than a lot of other people my age.

2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
As cliché as it sounds, I think that never trying is worse. If you never try, you will never know if you'll succeed or fail. So why not try?

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?
Well, I think we do so many things we don't like because it may already be a habit, and we all know how hard those are to break. It can be a vicious cycle. And liking so many things we don't do? I think we don't do these things out of fear. For example, someone may "like" the idea of going back to school and going after their dream job, but it's a scary realization to actually DO it.

4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
I sure hope not. No one knows what tomorrow will bring. If tomorrow were to be my last day, then yes. I would have said more than I have done. However, I hope and pray that I have MANY more tomorrows so that I can get on doing more.

5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
I wish I could give everyone what they really and truly want. I want to see people happy. I want to help out those in need. I wish to take away everyone's hurt, if I can.

6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
Spending my days with my family, friends and boyfriend. Nothing makes me happier than those who know me best. Those I can relate to and tell my dreams and secrets to. Also, while I'm sharing with those, if I could have unlimited coffee and a good book, I'd be in heaven.

7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
I believe in caring for people and making sure they're well taken care of. So, I feel like I am pretty much on track in doing what I believe in. I work in the medical field, and want to continue further. I love helping my patients, and doing everything I can in order to make them better and healthier.

8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
I would quit procrastinating on getting back into school. I would get married and start a family sooner. I would travel more, definitely.

9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
I've controlled where I live, the job I have, the friends I have. I try and make things work out for my benefit a lot because I'm a control freak, and I want things the way that I like them. I would say that I've controlled to the maximum of my ability.

10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
I wish I could say both, but I'm more worried about doing things right. I'm a perfectionist to the fullest, and I beat myself up if/when I don't do things the "right" way.

Be sure and come back next week for the next 10 questions!

Have a great day friends!!!


Cait said...

i def want to try this :) and spending time w. family always brings happiness!

Sara Pierce said...

these are fun!
and as for #10, I worry that I'm doing the right things correctly!!!

Meghan @ Shine On said...

I did mine this weekend since it's part of my 101 in 1001 list too!! =)

Keep Shining,

Suze said...

This is on my 101 list too. Though you are smart to do 10 at a time. I just did a few at a time and it's taking for-ev-er!

I agree- never trying is worse. I try to teach my students that, but we're all afraid sometimes.

Neely said...

I agree with you on a lot of these especially number 10

Becca Christensen said...

Question four kind of packs a punch! I think in blog world we do SO much talking, we have to make sure we're taking time to act! I think you have great balance.

Meghan said...

Number five is awesome! I agree wholeheartedly with your answer!

Rebekah said...

These are great answers!

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

love this! so great to get to know you even more! i have an old soul too!


Myra said...

This is a super awesome list of questions! Your answers are so well thought out too! I completely agree on #10. I'm the same way.

Meg O. said...

What an interesting and thought provoking set of questions. I really like the happiness currency question.

Courtney B said...

I am LOVING these questions! Such a great way to get to know ourselves! I mean really, how often do we take the time to evaluate where we are in life, and what changes we'd like to make? LOVE this!

Amber said...

I have this in a draft post after I noticed Neely did it a while back, and reading yours made me realize I never finished mine! I felt like I really need time to think about my answers, and a lot of times I don't have the time to really "Create" a post. I need to go back and finish this, and I love your idea of posting it in smaller sections :)
Have a great night!

Kim said...

These are some good questions!! And some great answers!! I might just have to try this. And I need to make my 101 in 1001 list final. I've been working on just making the list for like a year ooopppss!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love these! I may have to join in and answer these!

Angel said...

Absolutely trying this! These seem like a great way to know yourself better!

Melissa said...

I love these questions!!! This has inspired me to do my own little series of answers on my blog (http://scribble-n-dash.blogspot.com/2012/05/50-questions-to-free-your-mind.html)

<3 Melissa

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

Cute!! Can I copy?

Dreams Do Come True said...

I just joined and did part 1.

Dreams Do Come True


Destiny said...

love this,


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