As part of my Day Zero Project, I am answering “50 Questions to Free Your Mind” (Google it). I had originally thought to do these in my personal journal, but then I thought, why not put them on my blog. So get ready for some rambling answers. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…
21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton? Worried genius. I like my education way too much to be a joyful simpleton. Life is nothing without education.
22. Why are you, you? Nature and nurture. There’s the psychologist in my coming out. My genes make up part of me. My life experiences make up the other part. To be more detailed, I would have to tell my life story, and that’s a pretty long story.
23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend? Yes and no. I think I have overall been a good friend to people. There have been instances that I wish I had put more effort into my friendships. But all I can do now is try harder in the future.
24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you? Losing touch with a nearby friend. Staying in touch across miles takes time and effort, and sometimes you lose friends. It’s not necessarily a horrible, world stopping thing. It just is. But losing the friend down the street means something happened. People got lazy. People drifted apart. People betrayed each other. Whatever it was, it was probably bad and that’s the sad part.
25. What are you most grateful for? My health. I know that many parents would answer: my children. But without my health, I would not be able to function, let alone live life to the fullest. I would not be able to enjoy the time with my children, and friends, and family. I would be preoccupied by my health. So I am grateful to be alive and healthy.
26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones? As much as a treasure old memories, I would lose them to gain new ones. I am determined to look toward the future more.