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…
35. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
Misconstrued need to be included. Many religions have a “us” or “them” mentality that taken to extremes can lead to war. Instead of a love and understanding approach they take a militant convert everyone approach.
36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
No. Society collectively decides what is good and what is evil. We generally adhere the standards, but of course there are those that deviate. Thus, we have a societal system of promoting what is good and punishing those do what is evil.
37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
Considering that right now I’m unemployed, this doesn’t really apply. Yet, let me answer as if I had a job. No I would not quit my job. First of all a million dollars really isn’t that much. It could make life easier temproarily. It could pay off debts/mortgages/loans. If could provide some instant entertainment. It could pay for future endeavors. But a million dollars isn’t going to make you life-long no worries rich. Secondly, I have gotten super bored when not working. I need something to occupy my time daily and help organize my life. Left to my own devices, I blog and surf the web for hours a day. (I’m actually working of two projects that could pay me for doing just that.)
38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
More work that I enjoy doing. I never minded the long hours of teaching as long as I was getting something out of it.
39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
Yep. Reading, housework, blogging, surfing, eating… This is my life currently.
40. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly beleived in?
Never? I just don’t think I’ve ever really marched into the dark, the twilight maybe, the sunset definitely. I think I would like to jump into the unknown with passion, but at the same time, I am a big scaredy cat.
41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
My children. Although it would take most of the day to get there (damn non direct flights!)