Thought Questions

Thought Questions, day #6: What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago?

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While reading Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself over the course of a year. I decided that I would start answering one of the questions each day for the next year. Not only will this give me a reason to blog every day for a year straight, it will get my creative juices flowing–and I think it will be fun! If you join in please leave me a comment so I can see your answers too. :)

Day #6: What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago?

Learning. It could have been college courses, brushing up on my photography, reading books–anything, really. I went through a period when I was younger when I spent a lot of time doing what young women often do, reading celebrity gossip magazines, shopping, gossiping, and generally not doing much to make anything of my life. I wish I hadn’t been so mentally lazy for so long (even though, in retrospect, it probably wasn’t that large of a chunk of my adult life…but still).

I also think I was blissfully ignorant of the world. I didn’t bother to educate myself about world issues, politics, social problems, etc. I was pretty selfish and stupid. And yes, I was young, and I suppose that’s a part of it…but it really bothers me to run into people who know more about the Kardashians than the current crisis in Ukraine, and I cringe to admit that I used to be that girl.


  • Katrin

    I guess we all did some crappy stuff when we were younger. I am definitely guilty of buying shit I don’t need reading crappy magazines and so on. I don’t even want to think about the money I spent on stuff that I don’t need!

  • lissa

    that’s me too. I still don’t quite know what’s going on around the world though I don’t care to watch reality tv. but learning new things is definitely something people should keep on doing no matter when.

    hope you have a great day.

  • Celeste

    I dread to think how much money I spent on crappy celebrity gossip magazines when I was younger, oh well, lets just be happy with who we are now!

  • Pang Ly

    I’m kind of like into my own little world and inside a bubble, lol. I know I need to be more aware of the world issues like you mention but sometimes it’s just too much for me.
    I should’ve continued school. Nowadays, most good paying jobs requires you to have a bachelor or master degree. I still can’t figure out what I really want to do.

    • Martha Woods

      I don’t really know what to go for at college, either. I suppose I should quit fooling around and go for a good degree, but it seems like a waste of time and $$$ if I don’t know what I want to do.

  • Autumn Caravona

    I’m the same! I wish I would have spent more time learning and paying attention in school! I would have been better off then I am now, If I wouldn’t have done what I was supposed to do! I knew what was going on in the world, but I didn’t want to think about it because I didn’t want to get depressed or anything to think that there are people in the world worse off then I was. It’s a sad thing to think about.

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