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I pretty much slacked off all of last week and didn’t answer a single Thought Questions. Oops! Today I have quite a few to catch up on. Given that summer is getting so busy, I’m going to start answering these in weekly batches. I’ll have another batch with seven questions up tomorrow! I got these questions from Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, where I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself. My friends Katrin, Celeste and Jasmine have also been answering these questions, so be sure to go check out their blogs too!
#113: How do you know when it’s time to continue holding on or time to let go? I think your heart will let you know. I hesitate to say that you’ll know because something will be too hard and not yield enough in return, but sometimes that’s the truth. You’ll realize that you’re just throwing way too much into it and not getting enough back, and you have no passion for it anymore.
#114: How do you define success? I think that if what you’re doing makes you happy, then you’re successful. For some people that might mean becoming the CEO of their own company, for others it might be raising a child. Everyone has a different path.
#115: If someone could tell you the exact day and time you are going to die, would you want them to tell you? Yes. If I knew I had decades ahead of me I would definitely live differently than if I knew I only had a short amount of time left. One would require long-term planning while the other would be cause to eschew long-term goals like school and financial savings and enjoy life in the now. But since I don’t know that, I have to live life in a mode of balance.
#116: If I could grant you one wish what would you wish for? Probably for all animal cruelty in the world to cease. It would be a much better world if no one ate or harmed animals.
#117: What have you read online recently that inspired you? This post by the lovely Elle. She captured a lot of my struggles to a T. I find her honesty and bravery inspiring!
#118: Why do religions that advocate unity divide the human race? Because they’ve become tools for men to seize power. Unity is merely a code word for “you need to be like us or you’re no good”. I’m not anti-religion per se, but by and large I think organized religions are poisonous. Their leaders rarely adhere to the teachings of their own holy books and they spend a good chunk of their time denigrating anyone who disagrees with them. It’s sad.
#119: If you could live one day of your life over again, what day would you choose? I’m going to assume this refers to a happy day, so I’ll pick my first date with my now husband. I was so nervous that I somehow forgot everything that happened that day beyond trying to pick out an outfit! I’d love to relive the day and see how much fun we had. (I mean, we must have had fun, because we kept dating!)