Seven Questions that Tell Me Who I Am

A friend of mine introduced me to an article by The Thought Catalogue about seven questions whose answers will tell a lot about me, so I decide to answer them and post them here on my blog. (You can access the article by clicking the link above.) I intended to write a very elaborate introduction for this one, but my brain betrayed me, shut down, and left me here alone in the dark corner of my blank, nit-wit mind. So just read on.

1. What would you do with your life if you didn’t have to pay the bills? If money weren’t an issue, what would I do with my life? Of course, the premise that I am not working is given. Then, I would probably travel around the world—go and see places that I have never been to, meet new people and make new friends, go back the places I have not visited for so many years and catch up with old friends. Pretty much that’s it. I would also spare some time to learn the musical instrument that fascinates me a lot—the violin. However, I would still continue to write for whatever reason.

2. What cuts you the deepest? A sword. Kidding aside, I would have to say, broken relationships of whatever sort because of whatever reason. However, it cuts me the most when a relationship (i.e., friendship) ends and you do not have any idea why—was it your fault or theirs? You are left alone to guess what on Lorien happened; you were given a figurative death through estrangement.

3. If you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today? I would write. Letter for my friends and families, poems, short stories, blog entries. I don’t know. Whatever. But I will write to tell people what I haven’t told them, no matter if they already know it or not. But I will also spend time with the people I love. Now, that’s a bit ambivalent. Maybe I would write while I am with them? I am not sure.

4. Who do you love and why do you love them? Obviously, my family and friends, and giving names here will only result to a long list. Also, the reason I love them are different for every one of them. But let me summarize my reason: it is because they complete me. Yes. They are the parts of me that I do not have. Whatever they do to and with me makes me whole, whether the experience is bad or good, that makes me as what and who I am. Whether I benefit from those experiences or not, they make me stronger, wiser, braver—things that I cannot do on my own. That is why I love them, because they make the piece of me whole and they fill up the empty spaces in me.

5. What do you quote? I quote a lot, and what I quote from also varies: books, movies, TV series, anime, comic books and mangas, real people. I quote whatever I know that fits the situation, be it a compliment, an argument, and a sarcastic response—whatever. I quote, most of the time, because I find it more effective than stating my opinion using my own words. Also, it makes me look and sound smartER.

6. In those rare but life-changing moments, how do you act? Most of the time? I act impulsively. I often find it difficult to focus and simply do the first thing that comes to mind. I think this is not a good thing.

7. What do you think about most? My place in the universe. Why I am here, where I am going, where I am to stay—stuff like these. Deep stuff that even I drown myself most of the time. But sometimes, I also think about shallow things that make me happy—food, books, movies, writing, my other hobbies. Unlike most people, I rarely think of the future; I focus on what is rather than what will be. I am not sure if this is a good thing or not. But do not get me wrong, I have long-term goals too, and I am working on that. However, I do not try to think what I will be five or ten years from now. I am a bit of ambivalent—yes, I know.

So what these questions told me about myself? I am ambivalent, ambitious, sentimentally foolish, insane, impulsive, and handsome (?).

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