I think it is only fair that you get to know me a little bit better to understand how I think and how my brain works in order to put my writings into perspective and to draw your own conclusions. This is why I, once about every ten days, answer one of the questions from the New York Times question series: 36 Questions – How to fall in love.
If you want to start at the very beginning, you can find question 1 here.
And if you just missed the last answer to question 12, you can find it here.
Question number 13 reads as follows:
If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future, or anything else, what would you want to know?
The thought of having a crystal ball which could tell me everything I want to know is tempting. But it is also quite easy to decline that offer and not ask anything. Why is that?
I think that one of the best things about life is that it is uncertain. Yes, I have my problems with some types of uncertainties, but still. Imagine what your life would look like if you know the truth about something? For me this would mean I get to know the end of something and therefore stop developing. If I knew my future, what excitement would life hold for me? It would be a dull life, because I can expect everything to happen. Or if I would know everything about myself or my life. The discovery would end, and I think I would take an interesting part of life away from me. Would it be beneficial to know everything about me? Of course! And I try to get there, although if you are really able to know everything about yourself is a different question, I am not sure how to answer.
Or maybe I am thinking too much in absolute terms. Maybe I could use the crystal ball to tell me just about one aspect, for example how I can overcome what is holding me back? Again, this is tempting. And maybe I would use the crystal ball for answering me this question. But I am still unsure, if this would take some of the excitement in life? Would I still feel the same level of accomplishment, knowing I had help? Or is the wrong approach to do it all by myself in the first place? If I had to decide, I would ask the crystal ball. I would be grateful for the help and I could live up to my full potential and create more happiness and balance for other people.
And maybe I don’t need this crystal ball. I think that other people and myself can answer this question together. I just need to keep looking and ask the right questions.
What question would you ask the crystal ball? Let me know in the comments below.
Have a wonderful day and take care!