As part of my 101 in 1001, I said I wanted to answer the 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind. Here are questions 1 through 5.
- How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Right now, I’d be about 80 just because of all of the medical issues. I think I’d still be around midtwenties if I wasn’t 80, though. I feel much more mature than I was even a few months ago, but not old enough to be “old.” Does that even make sense?
- Which is worse, failing or never trying? I struggle with this all the time. I have such a fear of failing that I almost never want to try things I think I will fail to do “the right way,” even though I know there isn’t a “right” way to do most of the things I want to try. Honestly, never trying is probably worse than failing.
- If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? I wish I knew the answer to this. I think it’s because we feel like we have to do things we don’t like to get ahead, and the things we like to do don’t help us advance any further, so we don’t do them. Does that even make sense?
- When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done? I hope I will have done more than I’ve said. Especially now, knowing what my friends are doing for me even though they don’t have do, I want to do more than I’ve said.
- What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? I really don’t like the idea that this country will not fail to hand out aid to a foreign nation when they have a disaster, but there are people here who can’t make ends meet who aren’t being helped. We’ll offer aid to Haiti or Japan in an instant, and I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but isn’t there a saying about charity starting at home? If we can’t even take care of our own, why are we offering to help others?