75 Questions to Ask Yourself

75 Questions to Ask Yourself

If you want answers, you have to ask questions. These are 75 questions you should ask yourself and answer truthfully. You can ask yourself them right now, over a few days, and over the course of your life.

1. Why not me?

2. Am I nice?

3. Am I doing what I really want to do?

4. What am I grateful for?

5. What’s missing in my life?

6. Am I honest?

7. Do I listen to others?

8. Do I work hard?

9. Do I help others?

10. What do I need to change about myself?

11. Have I hurt others?

12. Do I complain?

13. What’s next for me?

14. Do I have fun?

15. Have I seized opportunities?

16. Do I care about others?

17. Do I spend enough time with my family?

18. Am I open-minded?

19. Have I seen enough of the world?

20. Do I judge others?

21. Do I take risks?

22. What is my purpose?

23. What is my biggest fear?

24. How can I conquer that fear?

25. Do I thank people enough?

26. Am I successful?

27. What am I ashamed of?

28. Do I annoy others?

29. What are my dreams?

30. Am I positive?

31. Am I negative?

32. Is there an afterlife?

33. Does everything happen for a reason?

34. What can I do to change the world?

35. What is the most foolish thing I’ve ever done?

36. Am I cheap?

37. Am I greedy?

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38. Whom do I love?

39. Whom do I want to meet?

40. Where do I want to go?

41. What am I most proud of?

42. Do I care what others think about me?

43. What are my talents?

44. Do I utilize those talents?

45. What makes me happy?

46. What makes me sad?

47. What makes me angry?

48. Am I satisfied with my appearance?

49. Am I healthy?

50. What was the toughest time in my life?

51. What was the easiest time in my life?

52. Am I selfish?

53. What was the craziest thing I did?

54. What is the craziest thing I want to do?

55. Do I procrastinate?

56. What is my greatest regret?

57. What has had the greatest impact on my life?

58. Who has had the greatest impact on my life?

59. Do I stand up for myself?

60. Have I settled for mediocrity?

61. Do I hold grudges?

62. Do I read enough?

63. Do I listen to my heart?

64. Do I donate enough to the less fortunate?

65. Do I pray only when I want something?

66. Do I constantly dwell on the past?

67. Do I let other people’s negativity affect me?

68. Do I forgive myself?

69. When I help someone, do I think “What’s in it for me?”?

70. Am I aware that someone always has it worse than me?

71. Do I smile more than I frown?

72. Do I surround myself with good people?

73. Do I take time out for myself?

74. Do I ask enough questions?

75. What other questions do I have?

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*Author’s Note (September 2014)

At the beginning of this article, I quoted a proverb that read: “He that cannot ask cannot live” or “He who cannot ask cannot live.” However, since I have been fixing sources on various Lyved articles and cannot remember where I first read this proverb, I decided that I needed to retrieve a trustworthy source for it. I wanted a source that indicated what culture/time period it originated and how the proverb should read correctly. Unfortunately, I could not locate a quality source. Therefore, I have removed the quote from the beginning of this article and added this author’s note.

Also, I edited the text in the middle of the post about sharing answers via the button because the wording mistakenly sounded too similar to a line from The Shawshank Redemption and lacked credit.

Lastly, I have updated the photo credit below:

Original photo “good question” by and © 2005 of Eric “e-magic” via Creative Commons license

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  • http://www.lyved.com/ Andrew Galasetti

    Feel free to share your answers to these 75 questions. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others will too. Also, you can use the “Share” button on your comment to cross-post your answers to your Facebook wall so your family and friends can read them.

    Thanks for reading!

    Andrew

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  • Amnesty Huggins

    1. Why not me? This is one I ask myself a lot. The answer is never the same. But I am still trying to figure it out.

    2. Am I nice? I like to think that I am.

    3. Am I doing what I really want to do? At this moment in my life yes I am.

    4. What am I grateful for? I am greatful for my grandparents and this most amazing guy that is helping me with my little girl and helping me know how important I really am.

    5. What’s missing in my life? Now this is a tricky one to answer. There is a lot missing in my life I believe. Like for one my mother. May she rest in peace. Secondly myself confidence is missing as well. Thirdly I am sure there is more.

    6. Am I honest? With others yes but with myself no

    7. Do I listen to others? Yes at times if it is important. But not when someone is trying to bring me down.

    8. Do I work hard? Yes

    9. Do I help others?yes

    10. What do I need to change about myself? The way I think about myself and the way I let others treat me

    11. Have I hurt others? Yes I probably have

    12. Do I complain? Yes I do

    13. What’s next for me? What is next for me is that I graduate and watch my Lil girl grow up to be a wonderful young woman.

    14. Do I have fun? When I’m able to

    15. Have I seized opportunities? Not all of them

    16. Do I care about others? Yes whole heartedly

    17. Do I spend enough time with my family? Yes in my opinion

    18. Am I open-minded? Yes

    19. Have I seen enough of the world? Not at all

    20. Do I judge others? Only if they judge me

    21. Do I take risks? Sometimes

    22. What is my purpose? I have yet to figure this out

    23. What is my biggest fear? To fall in love and then be crushed

    24. How can I conquer that fear? Maybe fall in love

    25. Do I thank people enough? I hope I do

    26. Am I successful? I one day will be

    27. What am I ashamed of? I am ashamed that I was soo mean to my mother.

    28. Do I annoy others? I think I do annoy some people

    29. What are my dreams? To one day be a veterinarian

    30. Am I positive? Sometimes

    31. Am I negative? Most of the time

    32. Is there an afterlife? I like to believe so

    33. Does everything happen for a reason? Yes

    34. What can I do to change the world? Be nice to people

    35. What is the most foolish thing I’ve ever done? Fell for a guys silly words

    36. Am I cheap? Not that I know of

    37. Am I greedy? No

    38. Who do I love? I love my family my daughter and my friends

    39. Who do I want to meet? I want to meet a lot of people

    40. Where do I want to go? A lot of places

    41. What am I most proud of? My daughter

    42. Do I care what others think about me? Yes

    43. What are my talents? Reading singing and poetry

    44. Do I utilize those talents? At times

    45. What makes me happy? My daughter family friends and this amazing guy.

    46. What makes me sad? That my mother isn’t here

    47. What makes me angry? That her father isn’t helping

    48. Am I satisfied with my appearance? Not really

    49. Am I healthy? Somewhat

    50. What was the toughest time in my life? When I was little and now

    51. What was the easiest time in my life? 2013

    52. Am I selfish? I hope not

    53. What was the craziest thing I did? Got pregnant at 18

    54. What is the craziest thing I want to do? Get tattooed

    55. Do I procrastinate? Yes

    56. What is my greatest regret? Not waiting till I found the man I was going to be with for the rest of my life and also not saying thank you to my mom

    57. What has had the greatest impact on my life? Having my daughter

    58. Who has had the greatest impact on my life? My grandma

    59. Do I stand up for myself? Depends

    60. Have I settled for mediocrity? Don’t know

    61. Do I hold grudges? Sometimes

    62. Do I read enough? yes

    63. Do I listen to my heart? Yes

    64. Do I donate enough to the less fortunate? Yes

    65. Do I pray only when I want something? No

    66. Do I constantly dwell on the past? At times

    67. Do I let other people’s negativity affect me? Sometimes

    68. Do I forgive myself? Not enough

    69. When I help someone, do I think “What’s in it for me?”?
    No
    70. Am I aware that someone always has it worse than me?
    Yes
    71. Do I smile more than I frown? Yes

    72. Do I surround myself with good people? Yes

    73. Do I take time out for myself? I try to

    74. Do I ask enough questions? No I do not

    75. What other questions do I have? I don’t know

  • http://www.lyved.com/ Andrew Galasetti

    Excellent and insightful answers! You were very honest with yourself. And I must say, it takes a lot of courage to share your answers. Thank you. I hope you found something positive in this and I hope to see you around Lyved.

    Thank you again!

  • Amnesty Huggins

    Thank you (: I did find something positive in this it made me think and also made me be truthful with myself.

  • http://www.lyved.com/ Andrew Galasetti

    I’m glad! That’s great. I’ll be posting my own answers soon, which I’ve already been thinking hard about.

    Best wishes!

  • http://www.lyved.com/ Andrew Galasetti

    I wrote and published these questions, and since I hope you’ll share your answers, I should practice what I preach. Here are my 75 answers:

    1. Why not me?

    Because it hasn’t been my time yet…

    Because I’m fortunate…

    Yeah, why NOT me? I’m just as capable and talented…

    There are so many ways to answers this question. And the answers can be a lot more positive than “Why me?”. Though, asking “Why me?” when something good happens and with a positive tone can be a great way to cherish “things” and live in the moment.

    2. Am I nice?

    I think so. It’s difficult to be nice to someone when they’re not to you but I’ve always felt that it’s important to be nice to others, even if it’s just by holding a door for someone. I believe in those old sayings of “Treat others how you want to be treated” and how everyone has struggles, so be kind.

    3. Am I doing what I really want to do?

    Being a writer, book author, and entrepreneur, and growing Lyved–I love it! I want to incorporate my other passions into my work and life like movies and nature but yes, I’m working on doing what I really want to do and aim to for the rest of my life. It brings me amazing satisfaction and makes me feel fortunate that I know what I really want to do with my life and that I can pursue it.

    4. What am I grateful for?

    My family.

    The close relationship I have with my older sister.

    My friends.

    The support of my family and friends.

    My health.

    Being fortunate enough to know what my passions are and pursuing them.

    Living in a time where technology allows so many amazing things to happen.

    Being literate.

    Being creative.

    My ambition.

    Having opportunity.

    Not being born rich.

    Being American.

    5. What’s missing in my life?

    Not much. Maybe more time, but none of us can make a day last longer than 24 hours.

    However, I’m so thankful that things like war and famine are missing from my life.

    6. Am I honest?

    I always try to be honest. Sometimes I can be too honest. But I must be honest with you now: of course I’ve been dishonest and probably will be at times in the future. It’s usually small things and usually to not hurt someone. When it comes to important things, especially where I need to take responsibility, I am forthright and honest.

    And let’s be honest again: Everyone has been/will be dishonest at times. If they say they’ve never been, they’re lying!

    7. Do I listen to others?

    This question could have two ways of answering it…

    In a literal sense, yes, I listen more than I talk. I like to hear what other people say and take things in.

    In a less-literal sense, this is always a bit tricky. It’s important to listen to wise people; they can be your teachers. Yet, if everyone always listened to others, even wise people, so many great things wouldn’t have been accomplished. Wise people aren’t always right. Sometimes it takes someone who just doesn’t know any better to accomplish something that’s never been done before.

    8. Do I work hard?

    Absolutely! Sometimes too hard. Gotta stop and take a break and enjoy yourself!

    9. Do I help others?

    I hope I do through my writing, books, and Lyved. It’s why I’m doing what I’m doing. I hope it makes others think, act, live a better life, have fun, and be happy. I want to do even more to help others in the future, along with animals and the environment.

    10. What do I need to change about myself?

    Stop feeling bad and worrying for everyone. A lot of the time it’s an overreaction; they’re fine. Say for instance, I see someone eating dinner alone at a restaurant. I’ll feel bad for them, but maybe they like being alone, maybe it makes them happy.

    I could also go with the flow more often. I’ve been working on this a lot and it feels great sometimes. I just have to also keep focused on everything I’m striving to accomplish.

    *Edit:

    I forgot to add that I could definitely work more on my shyness. In some situations, I’m too shy—it’s partly because of the introverted/artistic/writer side of me. However, there is a difference between being shy and being quiet. People (myself included) confuse the two. Being quiet is not bad—it’s great, actually. More people need to listen, self-reflect (like these questions!), and be comfortable with quietness. However, no one should every be so quiet that they don’t stand up for themselves or others.

    So, another thing I could change about myself is work on my shyness and be more outgoing in certain situations, BUT without losing my introversion and quietness—they are CRITICAL to my success as a writer, author, AND entrepreneur. Yes, entrepreneurs, like writers and artists, need quiet time to think—to recharge or use the time to come up with great business ideas. And yes, artists need to be outgoing at certain times to get their work and themselves out there, and make a living. It’s all about balance. I don’t think anybody is or should be completely introverted or completely extroverted; they’re both important.

    11. Have I hurt others?

    Of course. And I don’t like it.

    12. Do I complain?

    Sure, at times. And it’s usually about something stupid things too. But I remind myself about how fortunate I am. I’m determined to complain less as I grow.

    13. What’s next for me?

    The sky is NOT the limit. I have many things in the future to look forward to.

    14. Do I have fun?

    Even when I’m not out “having fun,” I like to make a simple situation fun and laugh. And even when I’m working on things like Lyved and my writing, I’m having a ton of fun (though it’s not constant fun). I could certainly take more breaks to go have fun but I have to create a balance between going out and having fun and the dedication it requires to accomplish all I want and need to in my life.

    15. Have I seized opportunities?

    Not always. But I also think I’ve created a lot of opportunities for myself. When one door closes, I go open or knock on another door, rather than waiting for it to open.

    16. Do I care about others?

    Yes! See my answer to #10.

    17. Do I spend enough time with my family?

    I think I do, compared to many people. My family members are my best friends, especially my sister. However, it still feels like in the end, it’ll never be enough time.

    18. Am I open-minded?

    Absolutely.

    19. Have I seen enough of the world?

    No.

    20. Do I judge others?

    I try not to but sometimes, yes, especially when it comes to people in the public eye. I try stopping and reminding myself how toxic it is. Thankfully I’m not a gossip writer!

    21. Do I take risks?

    With my writing, creativity, entrepreneurship, and pursuing dreams/goals, yes, it’s a necessity to take risk.

    22. What is my purpose?

    To do what I’m doing and plan to do.

    To be happy.

    To live a fulfilled life.

    To be at peace when I’m on my deathbed.

    23. What is my biggest fear?

    I have two:

    Dying young. I have so much I want to do.

    Wasting my life.

    24. How can I conquer that fear?

    I can’t really do much about the first one expect stay healthy and not be reckless.

    The second one I can conquer by being persistent.

    25. Do I thank people enough?

    I think so. I’m very appreciative of people’s time, support, help, encouragement, advice, friendship, etc.

    26. Am I successful?

    I still have so much to accomplish and I might not have as much money as others, but I’ve been looking at what I’ve achieved and done in the past. I have had a lot of successes, did good things, and conquered adversities. So yes, I am successful.

    27. What am I ashamed of?

    When I’ve hurt others and when I’ve given up on things.

    28. Do I annoy others?

    Sometimes my persistence has been annoying to others. Oh well! Other than that, no I don’t annoy others.

    29. What are my dreams?

    As I’ve hinted at, I have many dreams and goals. But I’ve realized some time a while ago that they all come down to one dream/goal: to be happy. Isn’t that what we all want in the end?

    30. Am I positive?

    I have had many moments of negativity but I always pull myself out of it. I don’t think you can feel positivity without also knowing negativity.

    31. Am I negative?

    At times in the past, yes. Right now, no. In the future, I’m certain there will be times I’ll be negative, but as I just mentioned, I always pull myself out of it.

    32. Is there an afterlife?

    I believe in science. But I also don’t think science can explain everything. I’m very open to the possibility of there being an afterlife. With that said, I want to make the very best of this life.

    33. Does everything happen for a reason?

    Sometimes I really wonder about this. Often things don’t seem to happen for a reason but then a person can give it purpose and reason.

    34. What can I do to change the world?

    Keep doing what I’m doing and want to do. Don’t give up! And do simple acts of kindness; they have a ripple effect.

    35. What is the most foolish thing I’ve ever done?

    Doubt myself.

    36. Am I cheap?

    No. But I don’t waste my money either.

    37. Am I greedy?

    No.

    38. Whom do I love?

    My family.

    39. Whom do I want to meet?

    Hmm… Just a lot of really cool, happy, smart, fun, and ambitious people. And someone I can grow old with.

    40. Where do I want to go?

    Maybe space, physically and figuratively.

    41. What am I most proud of?

    A lot of things:

    Never doing drugs and never being interested in drinking.

    Becoming an entrepreneur at 14.

    Founding Lyved.

    Publishing my first book.

    Changing other people’s lives.

    Never giving up.

    The person I am and am becoming.

    42. Do I care what others think about me?

    In some situations, yes. I’ve been working on this.

    43. What are my talents?

    Writing.

    Being creative.

    Being artistic.

    I consider ambition a talent, so my ambition.

    And in that case, my positivity and my unwillingness to give up.

    44. Do I utilize those talents?

    Yes.

    45. What makes me happy?

    Writing, helping others, seeing others happy, achieving my goals, being out in nature, good food, good music, a good laugh, vacations.

    46. What makes me sad?

    A lot of things. I wish I could end all starvation, poverty, and war.

    47. What makes me angry?

    When someone wastes his or her life.

    That we always have to resort to war.

    When little kids get cancer.

    48. Am I satisfied with my appearance?

    I’m pretty satisfied with my appearance. The only thing is I could definitely build some more muscle; but that’s more about my health and fitness than my appearance.

    49. Am I healthy?

    I’ve cut out soda, junk snacks, but at this moment I need to get back to more exercising. So I could be healthier than I am, but overall, I’m healthy and feel fortunate because I am.

    50. What was the toughest time in my life?

    There were a lot of tough times when I was a kid. Like watching my father physically abuse my mother, dealing with poverty, struggling with illness, and struggling with a learning disability. There were these tough times, but there were also many happy times mixed in there.

    51. What was the easiest time in my life?

    Hmm… I guess like most people, early childhood was the easiest time. Though I mentioned the tough times above, early childhood meant not having to worry about things like student loan debt and bills. But I’m determined to have many enjoyable days ahead and have an easy time in my senior years.

    52. Am I selfish?

    No.

    53. What was the craziest thing I did?

    Put my dreams in someone else’s hands. Never again!

    54. What is the craziest thing I want to do?

    Hmm… Donate a billion dollars. At least, some people would think that’s crazy. I don’t.

    55. Do I procrastinate?

    Very rarely.

    56. What is my greatest regret?

    When I gave up on certain things. However, I hope those regrets will fade as I grow older. They already seem to be fading.

    57. What has had the greatest impact on my life?

    The things I experienced in my childhood. But couldn’t this be everyone’s answer, whether the impact has been good or bad?

    58. Who has had the greatest impact on my life?

    Family, teachers, people I admire.

    59. Do I stand up for myself?

    Yes, I believe so.

    60. Have I settled for mediocrity?

    No!

    61. Do I hold grudges?

    For the most part, no. I don’t forget but I do move on.

    62. Do I read enough?

    You can never read enough!

    63. Do I listen to my heart?

    Yes. Though sometimes it’s hard to hear it over the loud sound of other people’s opinions.

    64. Do I donate enough to the less fortunate?

    I feel I give what I can and that I help the less fortunate in other ways. But I absolutely want to donate much more to the less fortunate in the future, and in different ways: money, time, ideas, resources, a platform, guidance, etc. The more I get, the more I want to give back.

    65. Do I pray only when I want something?

    I definitely did this as a kid but I grew to thank God when good things happened. I always love the saying “God helps those who help themselves” (original source of saying: “Discourses Concerning Government” by Algernon Sidney) so I don’t really pray for help or when I want something. I go get it or make it happen!

    66. Do I constantly dwell on the past?

    It’s important to remember the past, but no, I don’t dwell on it.

    67. Do I let other people’s negativity affect me?

    I try very hard not to but it’s difficult. It’s infectious.

    68. Do I forgive myself?

    Yes. I know I’m not perfect or will ever be perfect.

    69. When I help someone, do I think “What’s in it for me?”?

    No. But there’s no shame in finding that you benefit from helping others. Just don’t make it the top priority.

    70. Am I aware that someone always has it worse than me?

    Sometimes I forget and need to bring myself back to reality by reminding myself.

    71. Do I smile more than I frown?

    Yes! I remember one time when I was a kid, another boy in school said I smiled too much. I think I might have just smiled at him as my reply. You can NEVER smile too much!

    72. Do I surround myself with good people?

    Yes. My family.

    And all of you here at Lyved!

    73. Do I take time out for myself?

    Yes.

    74. Do I ask enough questions?

    No. You can never stop asking and wondering and being curious.

    75. What other questions do I have?

    What are your answers to these questions? Share them!

    This was fun and really made me think. I’ll have to do it again in a number of years and keep doing so throughout my life. I wonder how my answers will change. I encourage you to do the same.

    *Edited 9/2/2014 to add original source of saying, “God helps those who help themselves.”

  • http://www.lyved.com/ Andrew Galasetti

    Hi, Amnesty, I just posted my 75 answers. It was a lot of fun and a bit tough too! I hope you’ll check them out.

  • Amnesty Huggins

    Your answers were awesome! Sorry for not replying till now! Been quite busy lol!

  • http://www.lyved.com/ Andrew Galasetti

    Thanks so much for reading my answers and for the compliment! No worries about not replying right away. But glad to hear from you :)

    Best wishes,

    Andrew

    *Edited 9/16/2014