27 Oct – Scary Media

Do you enjoy being scared such as watching horror movies or reading scary books?

This truly only applies to me in terms of watching horror movies, because I can’t even remember the last time I read a scary book. I think it might have been primary school, or early high school, and even then, I can’t recall what the book was about.

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24 Oct – Autumn Of Life

If babyhood is spring and young adulthood is summer, which age do you consider to be the start to the “autumn” of life?

If that’s the case, then it would naturally follow that your mid twenties would be the ‘autumn’ of life… but then would that also mean that your late twenties and beyond is the ‘winter’ of life? Because that’s kind of a depressing way of explaining adulthood.

If that’s the case, then the saying ‘the winter of my discontent’ certainly rings true now that I’m in my thirties.

Daily Prompt – Grand Slam

The World Series starts tonight! In your own life, what would be the equivalent of a walk-off home run? (For the baseball-averse, that’s a last-minute, back-against-the-wall play that guarantees a dramatic victory.)

Why does The Daily Post insist on making me answer sports-related questions?
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16 Sept – Wounds of Light

Rumi said that a wound is where the light enters you. Discuss this idea and how it applies to a moment in your life.

 

Without going through a battle and getting wounded, then we don’t truly gain insight. The way I read this, the light is a metaphor for insight / wisdom / knowledge / understanding. And if wounds don’t give you that, then you must be an idiot.
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30 July – The Best Decade

What has been your best decade thus far: Your teens? Your twenties? Your thirties or forties or beyond?

 

I would probably say my twenties. It was without a doubt the decade that forced me to grow the most. It was also the decade that taught me quite a lot and provided a number of experiences both positive and negative, but experiences that I needed to have in order to grow and mature as a person.

As a result I feel that having those kind of experiences in my early twenties has given me more ‘life experience’ than some of the others who are around my age. Especially those who spent their twenties living with their parents, I find them to be quite ‘sheltered’ in terms of certain aspects of life and adulthood, because they haven’t had to endure the same kind of trials and hardships you do when you move out of home and strive to be independent.

But who’s to say that my thirties won’t turn out to be better – I can use everything that I learnt in my twenties and apply it to my thirties to avoid as much bullshit and drama as possible and just focus on myself rather than all the other dramas going on around me.

So let’s revisit this in another 9 years hehehe.

29 July – Estimates and Achievements

Do you think Tony Robbins was correct when he said that “most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!”

 
So… I’m not really a fan of Tony Robbins not a fan of all that overused positivity crap that people seem to be spewing everywhere.

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Daily Prompt – Fearless Fantasies

How would your life be different if you were incapable of feeling fear? Would your life be better or worse than it is now?

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Feb 20: Life-Changing Event

What life event most changed your perspective of the world?

I’m not even really sure if there was one specific event that changed my outlook of the world, as far as I can remember, I’ve always seen the world for the harsh reality that it actually is. I never grew up with the outlook of the world that everything is sunshine and puppies and rainbows (well, the rainbows came later in life….), but I think that it’s hard to even have that sort of view of the world, when all you see on the news is death and destruction. Yes, you can always choose to completely ignore mainstream media, because they rarely report on anything positive or uplifting, but isn’t that, in turn, just being ignorant?

I know that when I was a kid, I was pretty switched on, even if I didn’t necessarily understand things that were happening, I knew that things were happening.  I just didn’t know why.

In terms of my ‘outlook’ on the world, that ‘outlook’ per-se is more like an ever-growing disappointment in people, society and humanity. Undeniably, one of the pivotal points in this was the attacks of 9-11. How people could do something like that is something that I will probably never understand. It’s one of the most horrific moments in history. Even to this day, I remember exactly where I was. I was in a computer lab – I was supposed to be studying, but instead, I spent the entire day constantly streaming videos from multiple news sites, and constantly had tears rolling down my cheeks. It was simply unfathomable that something this would ever happen… but it did, and it completely changed the world.

I’d already lost faith in humanity before that point in time, but after that, I lost all respect for society. But the confusing part of it all, was that there were so many conflicting reports stating that it was a revenge attack for the US not withdrawing their troops; other reports were that it was simply an attack to instigate a war; and other reports were stating that it was all because of religion.

As somebody who believes in science and evolution, I completely disregard religion. I don’t claim to understand all religions, but I cannot stand people who use religion as an excuse to spew hatred, create pain and cause destruction upon others. However, ever since 9-11, all Muslims are now considered terrorists and potential dangers to society. It’s just really disheartening. I’ll openly admit to one sharing that same view, until I actually decided to form my own decisions and have my own thoughts on the matter, and it left me feeling torn and confused.

Since that point in time, my view on the world has just continued to decline. Even when I thought it simply wasn’t possible for humanity to disappoint me any further, it somehow manages to – to the point where sometimes it can almost become so overwhelming. You start to even question your own sanity and views of the world. Maybe it’s not society that’s so horrible, maybe, instead the problem is actually me? Maybe I’m the one thats got the problem? Maybe I’m just being far too sensitive about everything. Maybe people are just happy to sit back and accept all this horrible news, and that in-turn, makes me sad for society. People don’t seem to have any interest in things anymore, because nobody wants to actually get involved.

And thats perhaps the saddest part of it all.