The 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind - Part Six | Why Girls Are Weird

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind - Part Six


26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?  Maybe this will sound crazy.  But if I had to choose right this moment, I'd rather lose all my old memories.  The idea of being able to start new is kind of exciting and I have so much more life to live.  Wouldn't it be sad to never be able to make a new memory?  To me that means you might as well just die.  It's kind of a choice between forever living in the past or choosing the future.
27. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?  Sure, I think so.  Some things we know to be true without having to challenge them.  Like candy is awesome.  Truth.  I didn't need to challenge that.  I know candy is awesome, always have.  Other things aren't as simple and you have to challenge them first.  I still do research to this day on politics, especially when it's time to vote.  I'm not going to vote for someone simply because they are affiliated with a certain party.  I challenge what I know to be true because maybe I'll find someone that isn't affiliated with the party I typically vote for yet I agree with them.  Kind of just depends on the situation.
28. Has your greatest fear ever come true?  My greatest fear is to lose someone I love in a tragic event.  Obviously it's always sad to lose a loved one but to lose someone too soon is what I truly fear.  I guess in a way this has happened, a friend of mine Jake died about a year and a half ago at the age of 22.  It still brings tears to my eyes to this day.  It's not a good feeling for sure.
29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset?  Does it really matter now?  Five years ago I was 23.  And I'm sure I had times when I was extremely upset.  Now?  It doesn't really matter.  I'm sure at the time it was a big deal.  But in the grand scheme of things some things just don't matter as much as they once did.  So nope, those times 5 years ago when I was extremely upset aren't really so important now.
30. What is your happiest childhood memory?  What makes it so special?  I can't remember how old I was but I remember my brother and me flying to Florida to spend a week or so with my grandparents.  We'd just moved to Minnesota (I'm originally from Illinois, where my grandparents were from) and it was hard living far away from our grandparents.  Getting to spend a week with them was an exciting treat.  I don't even remember a lot of what went on that week but I do remember loving the time I got to spend with my grandparents.  It's something I'll always cherish.

Past Questions

26 wonderful thoughts:



The Blonde Duck

I miss my grandfather. I loved being with him.

Sandy a la Mode

wow that first one is a tough question!! hmmm i'm still pondering it!!

The Non-Student

The first question is impossible to answer. Either would be a miserable life.


I wish I would have had the opportunity to know my grandparents. My grandfather died before I was born, and my grandmother passed away when I was about three months old. :(


love the first question!
i totally believe in only looking forward, buh-bye passed memories!
even though it would definitely be upset to not remember anything beforehand.
ignorance is bliss though


i like the answer to the first one... it's a deep question, really.

Caren Richardson

Great questions! I totally agree with you on your answer to number 1

Dancing Branflake

Oh, this is a good one. Really good questions and intense and thoughtful answers. I love the one about being upset. Quite frankly, the last time I was really really upset was three years ago, and yes... I do remember quite well.


these are lovely posts:-) don't know how anyone could choose between the first question, your answer is good though! x


While I would HATE the idea of having to forget all the wonderful things jam packed into my brain, I also would hate the idea of life stopping there.

Sigh...That's a lose, lose.

ilene @ muchloveilly

#26 is such a good question. i'm sure i'll be thinking about that one too when i go see The Vow this weekend. ;)


I was reading your "about me" section and I saw you mention OpenDiary. I just have to say that I had a Teen OpenDiary when I was 12 and I still have an OpenDiary today! Shhh it's a big secret. Nobody I know is allowed to know about it, but SO many memories made on that silly website!


I love your answer to #26. I agree with you on that one. I think it would be very sad to never be able to create new memories, though obviously it would suck to not be able to reflect on happy times in the past. Tough answer!


Some of my favorite childhood memories involve my grandparents as well. I miss that!


We used to spend our summer vacations in Florida before we moved here too...It was always so much fun!


Love your favorite childhood memory. So sweet! :)


26 is such a tough question. I seriously have been pondering it for awhile now I still cant decide which way I would go.


I like your memory.

Mine was learning to tie my shoe. I remember going, "I finally did it!"


I really like number 29. I am a big worry wart and tend to get stressed out about things that in the large scheme of things, don't really matter much. Always loving these questions love, thanks for posting them!

Alexandra xo


that first question is such an interesting one! I think I'm with you, I'd rather lose all my old ones because that means I'll be rid of the not-so-happy ones.

But then I think, If I had lost a parent (god forbid, god forbid) then maybe I'd want to hold on to them instead?

hmm.. so thought provoking.


You are defiantly strong after reading number 1.

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia

My paternal grandparents were a big part of my life. I remember flying to Australia, often on my own, a couple of times a year to see them. How things have changed. The first question was a tough one, I don't know what I would pick. Does it take you a while to answer these questions Krysten?

The Blonde Duck

Have a good Thursday!

Mrs. Pancakes

I love your childhood memories!


such interesting questions. you answer them all so well. and i agree with you on the first one. i'd rather make the new memories than never be able to make another new one.