Sunday, March 12, 2006

Meme Finally

Ask a Question, Answer a Question

This meme was "originated" by SupaMum, and here are the rules: I ask a question and who I tag answers the question and then tags other people and asks them a question. The question can be anything. And it can cause a thread conversation. Last Tuesday I was tagged by Woe with the following question:

What is your passion or life's calling?

Being a master procrastinator I have thought a lot about my answer and been unable to post anything else until it appears. (A case of "procrastipation"?)

My impulsive answer is, “Helping others.”

I don’t like that answer because it’s way too easy, it doesn’t feel rigorously honest and most glaringly the preponderance of my actions argue otherwise.

The rigorously honest answer is, “I don’t know…yet.”

Until then the best I can do is copy down what I wrote last March when, as I started my Fifth Step* with my sponsor, he asked me, “What do you want out of your life?”

Already painfully aware of my inability to answer the simplest of questions, he wisely told me to write down the answer immediately before I could start babbling. I wrote:

  1. I want to be loved.
  2. I want to be at peace.
  3. I want to quit pursuing things that I think will make me happy that [actually] make me feel like shit:
    a. Wanting to drink
    b. Criticizing people
    c. Having anonymous sex
  4. I want to live the life I’m supposed to live instead of trying to orchestrate a life that satisfies my passing fantasies / urges.

There you have it.

And with the question, “What is the first thing you would do (besides review your choice of news outlets) if Fox News reported that earth was unquestionably going to be destroyed by a huge meteor at midnight (your) local time?”

I tag:



Hypoxic (c'mon, play...please, please, please????)



* Step Five: “Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.” The “admission” typically involves reviewing a written Step Four: “Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.”


woe said...

Sorry I have been offline for a couple days.

I think your answer gives a strong insite to Flip.

I hope you realise that you are already a big help to others.

Hypoxic said...

Two things.

First, "The rigorously honest answer is, “I don’t know…yet"". And that's fine. It's the search for that knowledge and the journey getting there that is important - and that's what will get you there eventually. Good luck!

And second, I never do these things on my blog. NEVER. But, since you said please three times, I'll do it - one time only. Give me a day. And don't expect much LOL