OK…so yesterday I lost interest (you can read yesterday’s blog for the backstory) in these 25 Questions that are supposed to help identify my life’s purpose. So today, going to try to push through.
Question 16: “What is your favorite book/movie/song? Why?”
I don’t have a favorite book or movie or song. Why? Because it all depends. There is no one book or movie or song that could possibly cover all of my favorite things. Impossible. Currently I have at least 10 books that I am reading concurrently. I look up movies to watch that people recommend and find each has a message that I should probably pay attention to. I love listening to the radio and changing stations until a song resonates with me. Even if I have heard it a thousand times, when I need to listen to a message, somehow I hear the actual words clearly that day. There is no way I could ever narrow down to just one of anything.
Question 17: “If you could make one change in the world, what would it be?”
I would make people incapable of falling for the facades that people show them, and make everyone able to look directly into the soul of others. It would save SO MUCH TIME, and would avoid SO MUCH DRAMA.
Question 18: “What do you love to do for, or give to (not an object – something from you personally) others?”
I love giving people my undivided attention and listening to what they say to understand what they are not saying.
Question 19: “What excites you?”
A developing news story and being able to find information on it before anyone else. Or giving someone advise and they actually taking it and it actually working out for them.
Question 20: “What do you wish you did more of?”
Exercise. I wish I loved to exercise and did it every day because I loved it without ever having to think about it.
Question 21: “Pretend money is no object. What would you do?”
I would pay off my place and would pay off the place of my loved ones so they would be able to work for passion and not because they needed to keep a roof over their heads.
Question 22: “What area of your life, right now, makes you feel the best? Which area makes you feel the worst? Why?”
Best: Faith. My lack of interest in superficial things. My faith in god, the universe.
Worst: Relationships. I have zero interest in interacting with people in any capacity. I like analyzing people, but not interacting. I wish I were normal in this area. I wish I wanted what normal people seem to want. I feel like my heart is broken somehow and it just doesn’t function the way it’s supposed to.
Question 23: “Let’s jump forward a year. What would you like to have achieved in the past year?”
By next year, I would like to look back and see that I have spent the year flourishing while diligently working on my life purpose because I figured out what it is.
Question 24: “What piece of advice would you give to five year old you? Sixteen year old you? Twenty-one year old you? Right now?”
5 Year Old: It wasn’t your fault.
16 Year Old: People liking you should not be the goal.
21 Year Old: Being vulnerable is not a sign of weakness.
Now: Get off your ass and figure out what you were put on this earth to do so that you stop wasting your potential on irrelevant things.
Question 25: “How do you want to be remembered in life?”
I don’t think it’s necessary to be remembered. I find this to be such an unnecessary reason to use as a purpose in your life. Who cares if anyone remembers you?
Well, that was very anticlimactic…I found out nothing new by answering these 25 questions. I imagine others find these questions useful, which reinforces my feeling that I am not normal. Do people seriously have “a” favorite movie? or book? or song? How do you fit all that you are into a simple “this one” thing? I am a million different things in the span of an hour, let alone a day, a year, a lifetime. How could all that I am and have been and will be coincide with the same “one” book or “one” movie? I find that to be such a weird question. Which turns out makes me the weird one. Not the normal one.