First, I have a confession to make. The subjects I ponder on the pages of Simpler Life Today are not new. They are not unique to me. I am not an authority on them. I don’t think I am a seasoned or prolific writer. I simply attempt to offer my perspective together with some inspiration.
More so, everything that I write or touch upon, you already posses within you. It’s just that I had some extra time to contemplate it. You already have the answers in you as well, and your answers are perfect for you. So the only missing part, are the questions that make you think deeply (I hope).
Well you’re in luck. I prepared the following 21 questions for you to ponder and contemplate upon. Sorry, these are not multiple choice. But the good news is, there are no wrong answers. Only the answers that best apply to you.
Here is how I recommend you proceed. Take out a paper and a pen. After you’ve read each question, write down the first thing that pops into your mind. Don’t dwell too much on the answers. The faster you answer, the better. Try not to spend more than one minute on each question. At this rate you should not spend more than 21 minutes to answer them all.
As you answer some of the questions, you may experience an emotional release. Place a checkmark next to those answers. Be truthful with yourself. The answers are for your eyes only. As an experiment, bookmark the page, and repeat in six months. Compare your answers. See what you can learn about yourself.
The following questions about life are in no particular order, except for the last one (don’t peek).
21 Questions to make you think:
1. What is one thing that makes you the happiest?
2. What is your greatest strength?
3. How much of your life do you imagine?
4. What one thing are you really good at?
5. What is the one thing that people usually ask from you?
6. If you had to, what one thing would you teach someone to do?
7. What is your greatest believe or conviction?
8. What one major difficulty have you overcome?
9. If you had one year to live, what would you do and accomplish?
10. What would you do in the last day of your life?
11. What is one thing you would like to be remembered for in this life?
12. What is your greatest regret?
13. What is your greatest accomplishment?
14. What is your greatest fear?
15. What would be one message you could send to the whole world?
16. What one historical person would you like to speak with? Why?
17. Would you sacrifice yourself to save a loved one?
18. What single activity do you love to do the most?
19. How do you see your life five years from today?
20. Who are you? Not your profession, origin or ethnic background. But who are you really inside?
Just one more question, did any of your answers surprise you?
Live well. Vlad