Sunday, 12 March 2017

Weekly Wondering // Week 10

Sunday again?! How has your weekend been going??
For the explanation of what is going on here, please do click here and have a quick read.
Other than that, in short, I am answering 7 of these 365 thought provoking questions each week until I complete the year. I already did this in 2013 and am revisiting them to compare my answers.

If a doctor gave you five years to live, what would you try to accomplish?
There are only two things that really come to mind. One is taking the week long boat trip over to America to visit Marceline, the Walt Disney family museum in San Fransisco, Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Niagra Falls and maybe Disneyland...though probably only to take the 'Walk in Walt's Footsteps' tour. I'll probably never ever do any of it but I can dream. And the other is to do the 3 peaks challenge here in the UK.
Other than that I would obviously want to spend as much time as possible with family and pets and make sure things were in place for them to be comfortable once I was gone.

What is the difference between falling in love and being in love?
Not a clue! I'm not into all these lovey dovey questions. 

Who do you think stands between you and happiness?
My neighbours. They are the only real cause of stress, anxiety and everything in between, in my life right now.

What is the difference between innocence and ignorance?
Innocence is purity. Ignorance is a lack of knowledge.  Just because someone is free from corruption and has integrity, doesn't mean they are ignorant to anything. I see innocence as being something you cannot make yourself, whereas you can be very much aware of your ignorance. In a way, many are making a choice to not accept the information available hence rendering themselves ignorant.

What is the simplest truth you can express in words?
It's simply true that this is one of the most difficult questions I've come across thus far.

What gives your life meaning?
I get up in the morning to go to work. I go to work to get money to pay the bills. I pay the bills so that I have a roof over my head and the things I need to survive physically as a human. 
Surviving means I get to breathe the fresh air we are lucky to have in my beautiful country and marvel at all of its jaw-dropping wildlife. It means I get to kiss the most fantastic friend of a dog on the nose every day and have him do it back. Right now I might not have a specific purpose, nor am I contributing much to the universe...but one day I will.

Can there be happiness without sadness? Pleasure without pain? Peace without war?
'Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain, but you can't have a rainbow without a little rain.'

Make sure to look back on this same post from 2013 here, and see the differences in my answers! (I completed writing this before checking back to my old answers by the way). You can also see the series in whole from last time here and of course last week's Weekly Wondering here.


  1. I love your last quote! And the rest of your answers were illumiating, as always! xx

    1. Its a good one eh? I couldn't find who it was by, but I love it. Oooh thank you very much! :)


  2. I always find these really interesting and your answers are always so well thought out too! I love the answer you gave for what gives your life meaning too, that's such a good answer. I'm sorry to hear your neighbours are still causing you problems there too, it's horrible when you have that as your home should be somewhere you can relax and rest and not worry about extra stress. - Tasha

    1. Thank you!! I'm glad you like them. Ah it won't stop now until we move, they're just that kind of people I guess. My fault for moving into the clique I suppose...hence why when I buy it wil 100% be detached and away from people!! lol


  3. I like that last quote- it reminds me of a quote from Ecclesiastes (in the Bible) called 'There is a time for everything' - a lot of that chapter is the author whinging about the futility of life but that bit is so poignant!
    "There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:
    2 a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    6 a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    8 a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace."
    It just seemed appropriate to what you wrote!

    Ha, I LOVE your kissing your dog on the nose thing!!x

  4. Great post! These questions remind of this book I have called Q&A A Day, it's such a great concept and I like questions that make you think! I've enjoyed reading your answers :) love the quote in the last question too!


    1. Oooh yes! I've seen those. Do you enjoy it?? I bet it'll be fun to look back on in a few years.