Quiz: Do You Like Your Life?

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Quiz: Do You Like Your Life? 2016-12-27T22:11:15+00:00

This is a quiz about the way you live your life and how happy it makes you. I’d like you to answer honestly – you don’t have to show anyone your answers – and I’d like you to write each answer down before progressing to the next question. Grab a scrap of paper, type in a new text document, or do anything else to record your answers so that you can assess them at the end. If you try to keep them in your head, you will twist your responses when you get to the end of the quiz, making it entirely pointless, so please do record them somewhere for your own assessment?

OK, got your pen / phone / computer ready? Let’s begin…


The Quiz About Your Life


Question 1:

Yes or no: In ten years time, if you have made no changes to your current life, do you think that it will have taken you in a direction that will be making you happy, fulfilled, and free from regret?

Question 2:

If you had an immense sum of money (let’s say $50 billion), how would you live your life on a day-to-day basis? I’m not talking about buying helicopters and houses, and giving money to charity – we’d all do that stuff – what I’m asking is what would you do on a daily basis aside from the ‘big things’. Think out your weeks and your months and what it is that you would like to be doing when earning money is no longer a necessity.

Question 3:

When you wake up each morning, do you look forward to the day that awaits you? We all have special days that excite us, but do you generally feel happy about getting up in the morning for your normal routines?

Question 4:

If you could wake up in 5 different places for the next 5 days, where would you choose to wake up?


Assessing The Responses From Your Life Quiz


You should now have a little scrawl of answers that could help to shape your life. If you read the questions without recording answers, PLEASE STOP! Record your answers so that you know what they are because sometimes we don’t know ourselves as well as we think we do. When this is done, please proceed.

We’ll think now about what these answers mean to us.

Question One: Your Current Path

In ten years time, if you have made no changes to your current life, do you think that it will have taken you in a direction that will be making you happy, fulfilled, and free from regret?

In essence, this question asks you if you are currently living the life that you want to live. If you answered yes, great. I am truly happy for you and you should continue on this path. Maybe even send me a message to let me know what it is that you’re doing because I love to hear from people who are happy in life. However, if you answered no, it means that you are on a path that will never make you happy. Whether or not you desire to search for adventure, if you are on a path that cannot make you happy, it means that you need to make a positive change in your life. Religious arguments aside, you only have one life to live, so why waste it doing something that is anything less than wonderful?

Question Two: If Money Wasn’t An Obstacle

If you had an immense sum of money, how would you live your life on a day-to-day basis?

This question addresses the financial constraints of money. I am not an anarchist and I do not promote the downfall of society or abandonment of currency. However, the pursuit of wealth over the pursuit of happiness is a dangerous path similar to accidentally accepting a mint ice cream. Sure it looks delicious and pistachio-ey at first, but by the time you have a taste, you realise that it tastes likes mouth-wash and that you have made a terrible mistake. You can’t give back an ice cream you’ve already licked because you’ve already committed to it. The saving grace about mistakenly accepting a mint ice cream, is that when the ice cream is gone, the issue is over. When you are on a continual pursuit of wealth however, there is no end date. It is only when people remove the issue of money from their lives that they start to think about what it is that they really want to do with their lives. These aims do not need to be world changing, nor do they need to be validated by anyone else in life. They need only provide happiness and fulfillment to the individual with whom they are associated.

By removing the need for a job, the answer to question two tells you what you want to do in life. Bill Gates does not choose to give his fortune away because he doesn’t want the money. He gives it away because he has enough and he realises that there are greater desires in life than accumulating possessions. By bypassing the excessive money accumulation process and taking no more than you need, you too can work on realising your dreams. You do not need to first accumulate billions of dollars in order to do this.

[Please note: I have the utmost respect for Bill Gates and believe that he has made, and continues to make, truly wonderful contributions to the world that benefit both him and others around him. I am not talking about Microsoft.]

Question Three: Daily Excitement

When you wake up each morning, do you look forward to the day that awaits you?

This question asks if you are happy on a day-to-day basis. If you are happy, you will wake up with a zest for life in anticipation of the day to come. Happiness is an incalculable sum of people, places, and experiences in your life that encompasses everything. By this definition, other than health, what more is there to life than happiness? If you are not happy, you do not love your life. If you do not love your life, you must change it for the love of yourself and the people that care about you.

Question Four: Born Traveller

If you could wake up in 5 different places for the next 5 days, where would you choose to wake up?

This question relates to your desire to travel. If you have answers for this question that take you outside of your current home, then you desire some form of travel. If you found it difficult to answer such a question because of the infinite number of choices, your desire to travel the world may be insatiable. Alternatively, you may have no answers for this question because you live in the best place in the world. If this is the case, I recommend that you stay there and keep it a secret because this is not a common feeling. If you tell everybody about this wonderful place that cures you of a desire to travel the world, everybody else will come running and ruin it for you. [But you can tell me if you want to.]