18 Questions.

Barbara at Day One,  has this very intriguing post up in her blog  introspecting about things that really matter. I have read her answers with interest and I am sure that my readers will find them to be quite interesting too.

Here are my answers to the 18 questions.

1. If you could make a 30 second speech to the entire world, what would you say?

Om, Shanti, Shanti, Shantihi.

2. If you were going to die at midnight, what would you be doing at 11:45 p.m.?

Having Kulfi icecream.

3. How do you really KNOW anything for sure?

By just knowing that we really don’t.

4. If you had all the money in the world but still had to have some kind of job, what would you choose to do?

Be a taxi driver.

5. When you’re 90 years old, what will matter most to you?

I hope that I don’t reach that stage but, if I do, that I should not be a bother to my son like my father was to me.

6. What do you regret most so far in life?


7. How can you apply the lesson you learned from that regret to your life TODAY?

No comments as I have no regrets.

8. What would you change if you were told with 100% certainty that God does not exist? Or, if you don’t believe in God, that he does exist?


9. If you lost everything tomorrow, whose arms would you run to? Does that person know how much they mean to you?

I don’t have to run to Him.  He is with me all the time.  He knows. Ganesha.

10. Do you fear death? If so do you have a good reason?

No, I don’t.

11. What would you change if you knew you were NEVER going to die?

My attitude to death.  I will start fearing life.

12. If you were at heaven’s gate and God asked you, “why should I let you in?,” what would you say?

I am already at the gate!  I am not at the other gate.

13. When will you be good enough for you? Is there some breaking point where you will accept everything about yourself?

I already am.

14. Is the country you live in really the best fit for you?

Indubitably.  Particularly the city where I live.

15. What would people say about you at your funeral?

He laughed his way to his death.

16. What small thing could you do to make someone’s day better?

Just be available.

17. If you believe in God, would your relationship with God change at all if you were told with 100% certainty that he was actually a she?


18. What do you believe stands between you and complete happiness?


I’m very interested in your answers! If you can take this up in your blog please do so,  or you can leave your responses in my comment box.

27 thoughts on “18 Questions.”

  1. 1. It’s unrepeatable. 2. I wouldn’t believe it. 3.yes. 4. write 5. Quality of life 6. nothing 7. Same as 6 8. S/He exists. 9.God’s 10. No 11. I am not going to die 12. I’ll wait until you are ready 13. I like myself. But I’d like to lose about 7 kg. 14. Yes and no. 15 How would I know what they’re saying? I won’t be there. And I won’t die anyway. 16. Be there 17. S/He is both. Nothing. 18. Nothing except maybe 7 kg.
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      1. Come on, Maria: The happiness of a man who spends his last fifteen minutes eating ice cream does not depend on 7 kg. It’s actually quite clever – should he go to hell at least he’ll be cool for the first few minutes.


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  2. Interesting questions and interesting replies. If you ever became a taxi driver, I think you’d start to have regrets when you saw some of the obnoxious passengers you were expected to let into your taxi.
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    1. There is so much traffic between both that it would not really matter, but I would prefer to be in Pune for the climate when the motor is not running and the air-conditioning is switched off! Mumbai can be very debilitating with its high humidity.

  3. Right now, my mood is all a muddle. I went to see my doctor today because I’ve been a little unwell (different stuff) and after a load of questions and talking she proceeded to check me over with various portable tools – to hear that I might have something else amiss which will need to be looked at by a specialist! Because none of these/my problems are linked to the current issues
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