Thursday Q&A, 20 September 2012
I didn’t get any questions in my inbox this week — no big surprise, since I haven’t written anything for this blog since last week — so I’ve decided to do two things: cherry-pick questions from a list of thought-provoking questions over on High Existence and suspend the Thursday Q&A until further notice (so I can try to write something worth a damn). With that said: onto the questions.
If you knew you would die at midnight, what would you do at 11:45pm?
I would listen to one last song, then lie back and contemplate what awaits me after death with some deep breathing meditation.
If you had all the money in the world but still had to have some kind of job, what would you choose to do?
I suppose I would write.
When you’re 90 years old, what will matter most to you?
The people in my life — friends and family — will matter the most.
What do you regret most so far in life?
I wasted a decade of my life doing next-to-nothing to improve my future.
How can you apply the lesson you learned from that regret to your life TODAY?
I would stop wasting my life with meaningless bullshit and start doing more to improve it.
What would you change if you knew you would NEVER die?
I would do more volunteer work and help everyone I possibly could make a better life for themselves.
If you were at heaven’s gates, and God asked “you why should I let you in?”, what would you say?
‘I never tried to hurt people, I never committed any serious crimes against either nature or people, and I tried my best to help others whenever I could.’
When will you be good enough for you? Is there some breaking point where you will accept everything about yourself?
I’ll never consider myself ‘good enough for me’, and I doubt I’ll ever have a point where I accept everything about myself — but I’d like to think that I’ll eventually accept myself enough to stop berating myself all the damn time.
What do you believe stands between you and complete happiness?
Nothing stands between me and happiness; I just can’t find the balls to reach out and embrace it.
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