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Soul Searching Questions

Posted on the 20 June 2016 by Sofia Essen @SofiaEssen


Hello there,

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled onto a “Blog Challenge” post. The challenge was to answer six somewhat tricky questions. I decided to give it a shot. Some of the questions were harder to answer than others…

Question 1: Would you break the law to save a loved one?

Answer: Absolutely. My family means the world to me. Nothing is more important to me than the people I love. If they were in danger, I wouldn’t think twice before breaking the law to save them. And I know they would do the same for me.

Question 2: What is the difference between being alive and truly living?

Answer: To be alive is to breathe. It’s to take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. It’s to take in clean air and breathe out toxic air. It’s pretty much the easiest thing you do.

So what is truly living about then? Sky diving? Falling in love? Winning the lottery?  I’m not much of a thrill-seeker so sky diving is out of the question for me. The way I see it, “truly living” is all about not taking the little things in life for granted, like that first cup of much-needed coffee in the morning. Truly living is being grateful for what you have even on bad days when the last thing you feel like doing is being grateful. Truly living is the ability to live in the present and appreciating the present moment no matter how humdrum it might seem.

Question 3: What do you know for sure?

Answer: What I know for sure is that failure is the only path to success. Fear of failure kept me from pursuing my goals for a long time. Now I know that if you never try something, you’ll never fail but you’ll never succeed either.

Question 4: How do you handle personal criticism?

Answer: With a healthy pinch of salt. What other people think of me is none of my business. It’s their problem, not mine. However, if I ask someone for advice, I will listen with an open mind. I appreciate constructive criticism. But I don’t respond to unsolicited personal criticism. It would be a waste of time and energy I could put to better use elsewhere.

Question 5: Why do humans want children?

Answer: That’s a good question! And I don’t have the answer. Personally, I don’t want children. I’ve never wanted to be a mother because I know I wouldn’t be a very good one. My only “child” is a 7 year-old Yorkshire Terrier.

Question 6: Why is there something rather than nothing?

Answer: I didn’t quite understand this question at first. To be honest, it’s not something I generally think about. What I do know is this – life is short. All any of us has is the here and now. No matter what you believe, no one knows for certain what happens when we die. It could be something or nothing. So enjoy the here and now.   

That’s all from me for now. Have a fantastic week ahead!

– Sofia

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