Christopher Teese (https://randomthoughtsofageekybi.wordpress.com/) has been posting his answers to 100 questions he tells me that he found somewhere on Facebook and in reading the answers he’s been posting so far, I was intrigued and asked him where I could get them so I can attempt to answer them myself.
Should be interesting! Okay, here we go!
1. Are you bothered by your cosmic insignificance?
What an interesting question. I think there was a time when I became aware of how… small and insignificant I felt looking up at the night sky and seeing all those stars and so many that there wasn’t a whole lot of blackness between them. It humbled me in ways I can’t put into words but I can’t honestly say that it bothered me but it did kinda make me understand my place in all of this.
2. Do you mourn for a place or person you’ve never known?
I can feel sadness for places or people I don’t know when tragedy strikes because I am human after all but I can’t say that I’ve mourned all that much.
3. Do you really think there is somebody for everybody?
In theory, yes. The “problem” comes in finding someone and we spend our lives looking for The One and never finding them, well, some people actually do. I think and believe that someone can be, well, someone for somebody if they’re willing to be and the other person is, too.
4. Do you place any value in gender roles?
Yes… and not really. Those of you who read my blog knows how I feel about this in regard to sexuality but in a high-level kind of way, gender is overrated because we all do what we have to do as we go about our lives so while I value that, say, women can do the same things men can do, I don’t put a lot of value in gender roles and as I’ve been seeing being related to bisexuality in particular.
5. Do you have to be related to be family?
6. Are your platonic relationships just as valuable as romantic or family ones?
Yes, because it’s still a relationship and it’s just as binding as the romantic and familial ones. I haven’t had one of those for a very long time but when I did, it meant a lot to me.
7. Are you in love? Do you want to be?
Yes, I am and, yes, I always want to be but having been in love so many times in my life, I’ve learned that being in love isn’t as… glorious as we make it out to be or, as I once heard, the worst thing you can do to someone is to love them. Yet, we all chase this anyway and I’m not different in this.
8. Do you think you can put love into categories (family, platonic, romantic, etc.) or is it just one general sensation?
Good question. I know this is what we do but to me, love is love and categorizing it, well, it stopped making sense to me a long time ago but I do recognize that we have a need to love others… differently and to the point where I’ve heard people say, “I love you but I’m not in love with you… and, what the fuck? I get it… and I don’t because you either love someone or you don’t and if you do, you’re in love with them but I understand that this statement isn’t about being in love – it’s about doing the things that love calls for or not doing them.
9. Would you be happy with a life without romance?
Not only no but fuck no – where the fun in that?
10. Are you always going to be a little in love with somebody?
Yes and I can’t really explain it.
11. Would you change your appearance if you could?
On the surface, I’m not sure what’s being asked but one of the things I had to “come to grips” with when I was younger was that my appearance is what it is and even though I hated my nose (and I still do), eh, I’m just stuck with it and I’m not a fan of having surgery or having needles stuck in me with botox or even doing the stuff some people do in regards to their appearance.
12. Do you have the feeling you’ve lost something you might have had in another life – whether it be a person, a place, a world, a language, etc?
No, not really and because of the next question.
13. Do you believe in reincarnation?
No, I don’t.
14. Would you want to be reincarnated?
Probably not because living this one life has proved to be… interesting enough and to do it all over again? Hmm.
15. Do you think you’re special, or just another person amongst billions? Can you be both?
I think that I am special and just another person, too. One among many but unique in my own ways.
Okay – this are the first fifteen questions and I’ll pick this up again tomorrow! Take a look at them and think about how you’d answer them!
And thanks to Christopher!