Thursday, May 23, 2013

50 Questions To Free Your Mind, Part 2

If you haven't figured it out, let me make an announcement...lol. I will be doing 5 questions from the 50 Questions To Free Your Mind series. If you follow Kalyn at Life As I Pretend To Know It then you know what this is about! I can only go as far as she does and right now she's only gotten to number 20. I will continue to try and answer 5 questions per week until I catch up with her! Here's part two....

6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
I talked about what my dream job would be in my Liebster Award post...I will use the same answer here!!

7. Are you doing what you believe in or are you settling for what you're doing?
I would say I'm settling for what I'm doing. I can answer this question for my personal life and I can answer it for my work life. I'll answer this for my work life. I work for county government. There's always somebody higher up the chain making ALL the decisions. Anybody who works for any type of government (or works period) knows exactly what I mean. Because I like paychecks and paying bills on time...I do what you have to do. This is a prime example of why I answered number 5, here, the way I did. And this is not to say that everything I do is something I don't believe in because there are plenty of days when I'm very proud of the work I do. Then there are the other days....

8. If the average human life was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
My knee jerk reaction answer would be to say...go to school for something I could have made good money doing coming out of undergrad; traveled more; and gotten married earlier (because if everybody's only living until 40, I'm sure they're ready to settle down a little earlier than they do now! LOL). This question is a bit complex though. If we're only living until 40, does it still take 13 years to graduate from high school; 4 years to graduate from college, etc.?? Even then, would school be necessary since you aren't living long enough to reap benefits from it. You know, student loans can be stretched out for like 30 years these days! I guess the point of this is to get to the heart of what you really want out of life. I can answer that - relationship with God, family, friends, love and fun companionship, traveling, a carefree lifestyle, happiness...and the list can go on and on. I don't need a shorter life to realize that or to obtain those things.

9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
Since I've been an adult, living on my own, and taking care of my self...I feel I've had about 90% control over the course my life has taken. There were a few things I felt I had little control over, but they were very minimal. Some of those things had great impact on the decisions I made henceforth, so those things definitely steered my life in a direction I thought it wouldn't be going in, but I don't necessarily feel that's a bad thing!

10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
There is also two ways to answer this question too - work life versus personal life. I believe I'm a person who's more interested in (rather than worried about) doing things right. I like to follow rules, instructions, and schedules to a T. I feel like the two of these things kind of go hand in hand. In my personal life, doing things right for me would be doing the right things...for the most part. I mean, nobody is perfect...and who's out there judging what's right and wrong for everybody. That's God's job! In my work life, we HAVE TO follow rules, but if you read question 7 (which references question 5), then you can understand how this is not always the case!

So there you have it; installment two of my 10 part series! I hope you enjoyed this brief taste of mind freedom!! :-)


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