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Fonkou Djoendia

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Are you living before you die? Are you living off your passion?

Hello Ted world! It's great to be back again! Recently, I have been doing some soul searching, thus, I have been asking myself a lot of questions. And when I ask myself deep questions like that, I like to ask other people the same questions to sort of, if possible, look at things from a different perspective, and in the process learn about people. I have talked to a lot of people lately, especially adults. I am 17 by the way. I have talked to all my teachers, parents of friends, went to a retirement home to talk to some much older adults there. And before I share some of what I've learned over the months. I really wanted to get your opinion. So if you don't mind, I would more than appreciate if you could please answer these following questions. I want you to be as honest as possible. If you feel uncomfortable doing so in public, but still would like to share, please, feel free to email me: fonkoudjoendia@yahoo.com.
The questions:
1- Do you believe that you have a purpose in life?
2- If so, what is your purpose?
3- What are 2 things that you regret?
4- What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?
5-What are some of the things holding you back in life?
6-What is your definition of success?
Don't have to answer all the questions, however, I would love it if you did, but don't have to!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! :) Can't wait to read all the answers!

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  • Mar 31 2013: I admire your openness. I'm game....
    1. Yes
    2. To enquire as to Who I am.....
    3. Nada
    4. Find someone who knows the secret to igniting a Radical Psychological Shift in Humanity
    5. The INABILITY to consistently live IN the present moment Without constant interruptions from thoughts related to the Past or the Future.
    6. The ABILITY to consistently live IN the present moment Without constant interruptions from thoughts related to the Past or the Future.
    :-)
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      Mar 31 2013: Thank you! I love your last two responses!
      Radical Psychological Shift? Care to elaborate? I'm curious
      • Mar 31 2013: Happy Spring......I will reflect on your question over brunch :-) I can get kind of wordy on an empty stomach. Enjoy the day!
      • Apr 1 2013: We humans have fundamentally misunderstood Life itself. We Believe & See ourselves as Separate from the other 7 Billion Souls on the planet. The Shift questions that belief. The Shift causes Us to Ask.....Who Are We?

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