By Ron Murdock
It’s a good thing to sit down and ponder some questions that come up to grab a person’s attention. Some questions may be silly, other serious, there’s room for both sides in life. Below are some questions I’ve asked myself with the conclusions I’ve arrived at. These questions I found on a website called www.iheartintelligence.com
1) If I didn’t know how old I am, what would I guess my age to be?
This depends on the moment I ask myself. Some days I feel like an old 58 year old. Especially after sending someone on their way that wanted to download their personal issues, dramas and other negative emotions on me. On the other hand after an in depth, intelligent discussion I feel a lot younger.
2) At the end of my life, what would I have said more or done more?
What I’ve been doing the last 8 years I would have started 30 to 35 years ago. Setting boundaries with the chronic complainers, being more selective with whom I associated with especially with girlfriends. Gone into the radio business a lot earlier. Gotten an education in a field of my choice not settle to being ‘happy’ in a dead job. Stating my honest opinion more often. Learning discernment and wisdom earlier.
3) Would I rather do the right thing or do things right?
Or do the right thing right. This means not getting involved with political correctness or giving into consensus reality but to get at the truth of the matter and facing it as it is. I find political correctness is another form of mental sludge and consensus reality is just a blurred vision of what reality actually is. One biblical verse I do like goes ‘and the truth shall set you free’. Would you like to be free or be in a mental prison cell for life? Your choice.
4) Can I know the truth without challenging it?
Rather should the truth challenge you? Knowing the truth is liberating. Yet most of us in life are in an invisible cage that has us living in a dream land fantasying about what spin we want to be real. This version is so distorted that when reality reveals itself they pull the wool over their eyes without any outside help.
5) What did I do today that I’ll actually remember?
This varies from day to day. One day involves getting the rest I need, a nap that I don’t have to wake up by a certain time. Another day is having my radio show benefiting the guest I have on. Or the next day is heading to the local SPCA to take a dog for a walk or playing with any puppies that are there. All concerned are in a win-win situation.
6) How much have I actually controlled the path of my life?
It’s been pointed out to me that no one should be able to steal another’s power. So true. I’ve given up living by some else’s standards. Plus I found that those who try to run the life of other’s are pretty crappy at running their own. Instead of selling out take responsibility for your life and get on with it.
7) If I could offer someone one piece of advice, what would it be?
Actually there is three pieces of advice I would pass along. Learn how to think as opposed to being told what to think. Get busy living or get busy dying. Be part of the solution not part of the problem.
8) Would I rather have less work to do or more work doing what I love?
Obviously do work I love doing. I’ll do a better job of it. Time is put to good use and it goes by faster.
9) What is it life that I truly love?
Teddy bears. Puppies. Friendly dogs. Freight trains. Astronomy. Good reading material.
10) If I could change one thing about the world what would it be?
I would eliminate very bit of B.S. in the world so the truth would be revealed and known. But how long would it be before the majority of humans just create more B.S. to cover up the truth once again?