Friday, July 20, 2012

Fifty on Friday #1

One thing that's popular among the blogosphere is the 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind.

To quote the page itself, "These questions have no right or wrong answers. Because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer".

I've wanted to answer these questions for a while, and it's even on my 101 in 1001 list at #42. Clearly, questions that make me think being randomly at the number that is the answer to life, the universe, and everything is important. I will gain enlightenment, and become aware of the true nature of the universe... or I'll just think a little bit to answer them. So, for the next 10 Fridays, I'll be doing this. Five questions per week from the list, but with an added twist: unlike everyone else that I've seen do it, just going down the list, I've decided to randomize the numbers, and answer them in that order. This week, the numbers are 15, 16, 43, 31, and 2.

#15: What's something you know you do differently than most people?
I write the first draft of everything by hand instead of using a computer, for one thing. And navigating my computer is a mess of folders, because everything has to be correctly categorized. Some things have as many as a half-dozen folders in the path to the file.

#16: How come the things that make you happy don't make everyone happy?
Because people are different in every way, shape, and form.

#43: What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
"Alive" is a physical state, with all the necessities for survival, like a beating heart and breathing lungs. LIVING is about doing what makes you happy, and challenging yourself every day, in some way. The bonfire, with A. and C. and E. -- that was living.

#31: At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
I felt most alive during the thunderstorm last night, when we took off because of the huge, VERY close crack of thunder. There was adrenaline racing, and we were moving fast away from our quickly-dying fire, and the edge of the bay with all its driftwood.

My most recent feeling of being passionate about what I was doing, was working on Project: SAMSON. I've gotten a few more characters detailed, and the second draft of the script is underway. It's an exciting thing, to be creating your own world.

#2: Which is worse, failing or never trying?
Without a doubt, never trying has got to be worse than failing. I've done both, and even when I fail, I know that I tried.


Anonymous said...

so the posting every day for a year is???? over. wondering, not that I'm checking every day, haha

Justin Barlow said...

Yeeeeeah... The posting every day part of it failed, but I am at least keeping this whole "Year Long Journal" thing. It's unfortunate that I fell behind with it, but I'm hoping that people are still reading.

And it's okay if you are checking every day, my anonymous friend! :p

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