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30 Life Lessons That I Would Tell My Younger Self

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30 Life Lessons That I Would Tell My Younger Self

I clearly remember when I was 18, then 25 and in then what seems like a flash, I have recently celebrated by 50th birthday. While some people might dread the thoughts of hitting such a milestone.

I feel as fit and healthy now as I did in my twenties. I wake up every morning grateful for another day. I also feel blessed for everything that I have achieved and for all of the wonderful people around me. I feel happier, healthier and more content than ever and the journey is not over yet!

I have spent much of the last five decades trying to figure out, who did I want to become? What did I want to do? And what difference did I want to make? As you know, in life there are no set of instructions, or path we need to follow as we each of us has our own special journey.

Sure, I know that I should have made some different choices along the way, but thankfully I don’t have too many regrets. What I have learned over the years, are a few simple lessons that have helped me and if I could go back in time, I would pass these life lessons to my younger self.

What life lessons have you learned over the years that if you could, you would tell your younger self?

1. Have more belief in yourself

2. Use a journal every day

3. Stretch

4. Drink more water

5. Pay your credit card bill on time

6. Open a savings account (and put money in)

7. Invest in yourself: Read more

8. Smile more often. (It is infectious)

9. Don’t use your phone so often

10. Find a career that you enjoy (they do exist!)

11. Watch less television

12. Walk more often

13. Meditate (I use a singing bowl)

14. Be happy were you are right now

15. Don’t wish away the days until your next vacation

16. Help other people

17. Have more fun

18. Read your goals every day

19. Don’t get stuck in a routine

20. Tell people that you love them

21. Work on your health. (Exercise, Diet and Sleep)

22. Surround yourself with people that inspire you

23. Don’t get so stressed

24. Be true to yourself

25. Enjoy life

26. Be a hard worker.

27. Celebrate your wins

28. Don’t dwell on your setbacks

29. Learn from your mistakes

30. Don’t put things on the long finger. Just do it!

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50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

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50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

What are existential questions?

Existential questions are usually deep, philosophical questions that question just that — our very existence.

They can be great conversation starters and they can also sometimes make for a passionate discussion. The following existential questions can be a great way to get to know someone better and perhaps even learn new things about yourself.

The word existential comes from the Latin word “existentia”, which means to exist. Existential questions challenge our way of thinking, our beliefs and our perspective.

Is there a right or wrong answer to an existential question? Perhaps not, as each question usually just asks more questions.

I have put together the following list of thought provoking existential questions so that you can perhaps start an internal conversation with yourself or start an interesting debate with your friends.

50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

 

1. Are there limits to human creativity?

2. What makes something beautiful?

3. How do we know if we’re doing the right thing?

4. Who am I?

5. What is one thing that every human should get to experience in their life?

6. Do you believe in a power greater than humanity?

7. Are we given enough time?

8. Is privacy a right?

9. What is the best way for a person to attain happiness?

10. Are we alone in the universe?

11. What is love?

12. How would you define genius?

13. What do you think your purpose is?

14. If babies are considered innocent, when do people cease to be innocent?

15. Is it better to expand your knowledge or to deepen it?

16. Why do you think we are here?

17. How important is ‘play’ in living a healthy and fulfilling life?

18. Do you have a right to be happy, or should you earn it?

19. What happens when I die?

20. What worries me the most about the future?

21. What is a person? Is it the mind, or the body?

22. Would the world be a better place if all leaders were women? If you answered yes, why?

23. What activity have I done that has made me feel the most alive?

24. Does truth exist without evidence?

25. If I had to instill one piece of advice in a newborn baby’s mind, what advice would I give?

26. Does a person have a soul? If so, where is it?

27. Is intelligence or wisdom more useful?

28. Is it more important to love or be loved?

29. What would make the world a better place?

30. How should we measure our lives? In years? In moments? In accomplishments? Something else?

31. What is the difference between living and simply existing?

32. If you died today, would you be satisfied with the life you’ve lived?

33. What advice would you tell your younger self?

34. Which is worse: failing or never trying?

35. Is a minimum wage a good idea? What about a maximum wage?

36. What is the most important goal every person should have?

37. Can anything ever really be considered ‘true’ or is everything subjective?

38. Is the world a better place with humans in it?

39. If extra-terrestrial life was discovered, how do you think humanity would react?

40. Is happiness just a mixture of chemicals circulating through our bodies?

41. Where do you think we go when we die?

42. Have I done anything lately worth remembering?

43. Can you ever have full control over your own life?

44. How do you know that you are not dreaming right now?

45. Is one lifetime enough?

46. What matters most in my life?

47. Is a person ever truly evil? If so, are they born that way?

48. What is the meaning of life?

49. Is humanity going in the right or wrong direction?

50. What does it mean to live a good life?

I hope that you enjoyed these thought provoking existential questions. I hope that they perhaps made you think about your beliefs, yourself and the world around you (the bigger picture). If you discuss these questions with a friend, remember, there is probably no right and wrong answers, usually just a matter of opinion.

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7 Habits That Will Hold You Back From Success

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7 Habits That Will Hold You Back From Success

You have probably heard of the saying that you are your “own worst enemy.” That has to do with nearly every aspect of personal or professional life. While circumstances, and even other individuals can certainly get in the way of what you achieve, more often than not it is our own habits that can keep us from achieving more success in our lives. (more…)

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5 Clever Hacks to Maximize Your Productivity at Work

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5 Clever Hacks to Maximize Your Productivity at Work

No one wants to feel as though they are wasting their time at work. But being productive is not always easy. If you feel like you could have done more at the end of the day, or you don’t know why you still have a pile of work on your desk each day, you might start to feel frustrated and stressed. (more…)

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