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#246: What white lies do you often tell? “I’m fine.” Most people who ask “How are you doing?” don’t really want honesty; they don’t want to hear that you’re drowning in stress or tired or depressed or just unsure of what you’re doing with your life.
#247: What is the biggest change you have made in your life in the last year? Finally stopped fretting about trying to fit in, and started to just be myself more. I know, by 26 you should have your shit sufficiently together to already do this, but it took me awhile.
#248: What do you understand today about your life that you did not understand a year ago? That you might as well live for the moment, because the best-laid plans for the long-term will almost certainly go awry, and then you’ll just look back with regret on all the times you might have thrown caution to the wind and enjoyed yourself.
#249: Whose life have you had the greatest impact on? Not sure? I wonder if I’ve had an impact on anyone’s life. I mean, it seems a little egotistical to say, “Why, there was this one person whose life would have been totally different without my influence. They owe it all to me.”
#250: What did life teach you yesterday? That I can’t run on four hours of sleep.
#251: Who impresses you? People with a lot of self-discipline. I tend to get pretty lazy.
#252: What have you done that you are not proud of? I suppose I would say that I’ve unwittingly hurt people close to me, simply because I was too self-absorbed to think through my actions and see how someone else might interpret them. I think we’ve all done that from time to time. But I don’t have anything shocking like a car theft to confess to!