7. Beantwoord de “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”

  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
    28
  2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
    Never trying. By failing you know you can’t do something and move on.
  3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
    Because we have to do them to learn to appreciate the things we like
  4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
    Yes
  5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
    The amount of hate and ignorance.
  6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
    Handcrafting items for others
  7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
    I’m settling for what I’m doing. I like my job, but would do something different if I could afford it.
  8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
    I would let go the idea of having children. With just 9 more years to go, they would heave to live without parents from a very young age, which is terrible
  9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
    The last year I made a lot of changes, which I’m very rpoud of. The years before, I let others control my life way too much.
  10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
    Doing the right things
  11. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire.  They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend.  The criticism is distasteful and unjustified.  What do you do?
    I would listen to what they have to say and tell them I have a different opinion
  12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
    Do the things you love
  13. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
    Absolutely.
  14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
    Yes
  15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
    Controling my finances
  16. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
    Because everyone is different. I love reading and crafting things, but I can imagine it being boring for other people.
  17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
    Finish school. The costs are holding me back
  18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
    The idea of ever finishing school or maybe my previous relationship.
  19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
    Somewhere in Scandinavia. I love the nature and the people.
  20. Do you push the elevator button more than once?  Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
    No, I don’t.
  21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
    I’m afraid I already am a worried genius
  22. Why are you, you?
    It’s a combination of my character and my actions. But isn’t it that way for everyone?
  23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
    No. I suck at keeping in touch with my friends.
  24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
    The latter
  25. What are you most grateful for?
    My family. They are there for me, no matter what.
  26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
    Never be able to make new ones.
  27. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
    Yes, it is
  28. Has your greatest fear ever come true?
    No.
  29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset?  Does it really matter now?
    Yes and yes.
  30. What is your happiest childhood memory?  What makes it so special?
    Just chatting at home with my parents. I’m very happy both are still alive. There isn’t a thing in the world I can’t talk about to them.
  31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
    During one of the concerts with the band. I love making music, and although some people have been very bad to me, I love it too much to quit. Realizing this, made me feel great.
  32. If not now, then when?
    In the next 5 years
  33. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
    A lot of trust and love I need to move on
  34. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
    Well, not exactly the best conversation, but on of the best times spent.
  35. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
    Because the extremists don’t spread love, but hate. I don’t think pushing other people towards your religion is the way to go. I think that’s not what makes you a good Christian, Muslim or Jew, but respecting other religions is. Be and let be.
  36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
    No, it’s not.
  37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
    No, I wouldn’t
  38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
    More work I actually enjoy doing
  39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
    Yes. Just another day at the office
  40. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
    20 december 2016. I went to band practice, not knowing I was goning to quit or not. However, I strongly believed (and still do!) that some people should do whatever they please, just not on my account.
  41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
    My parents, for sure.
  42. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
    No
  43. What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
    Everyone is alive, but truly living is something you and you alone can achieve.
  44. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
    Whenever you feel like it. Sometimes you just have to take the leap, and go for it
  45. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
    Because learning isn’t always easy
  46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
    Choose my career. I really think I can do better.
  47. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
    Not so much the sound of my breathing, but the way I am breathing. It’s very important for someone who plays the trumpet.
  48. What do you love?  Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
    I love my family and yes, I sometimes take the time to tell them.
  49. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday?  What about the day before that?  Or the day before that?
    Yes, because it was my birthday and New years Day. Easy to remember what I did on those days.
  50. Decisions are being made right now.  The question is:  Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?
    I’m making them for myself more and more each day.

25. Lees alle boeken van de lijst ’30 Books Every Adult Should Read Before They Die’

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Bible by Bible
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
1984 by George Orwell
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

14. Kijk 100 films van IMDB’s top 250

43/100

✓ 1 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
2 The Godfather (1972)
3 The Godfather: Part II (1974)
✓ 4 Pulp Fiction (1994)
5 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
✓ 6 The Dark Knight (2008)
7 12 Angry Men (1957)
✓ 8 Schindler’s List (1993)
✓ 9 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
✓ 10 Fight Club (1999)
✓ 11 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
✓ 12 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
13 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
14 Goodfellas (1990)
15 Seven Samurai (1954)
✓ 16 Inception (2010)
✓ 17 Star Wars (1977)
✓ 18 Forrest Gump (1994)
✓ 19 The Matrix (1999)
✓ 20 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
21 City of God (2002)
22 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
23 Se7en (1995)
24 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
25 Casablanca (1942)
26 The Usual Suspects (1995)
27 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
28 Rear Window (1954)
29 It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
30 Psycho (1960)
31 Léon: The Professional (1994)
32 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
33 American History X (1998)
34 Apocalypse Now (1979)
35 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
36 Memento (2000)
✓ 37 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
38 City Lights (1931)
39 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
40 Alien (1979)
41 Modern Times (1936)
42 Spirited Away (2001)
43 Gravity (2013)
44 North by Northwest (1959)
✓ 45 Back to the Future (1985)
46 Citizen Kane (1941)
47 The Pianist (2002)
48 M (1931)
49 Life Is Beautiful (1997)
50 The Shining (1980)
51 The Departed (2006)
52 Paths of Glory (1957)
53 Vertigo (1958)
54 American Beauty (1999)
55 Django Unchained (2012)
56 Double Indemnity (1944)
57 Taxi Driver (1976)
58 The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
59 Aliens (1986)
✓ 60 The Green Mile (1999)
61 The Intouchables (2011)
62 Gladiator (2000)
63 WALL·E (2008)
64 The Lives of Others (2006)
✓ 65 Toy Story 3 (2010)
66 The Great Dictator (1940)
67 A Clockwork Orange (1971)
68 The Prestige (2006)
✓ 69 Amélie (2001)
70 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
71 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
72 Reservoir Dogs (1992)
73 Das Boot (1981)
74 Cinema Paradiso (1988)
✓ 75 The Lion King (1994)
76 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
77 The Third Man (1949)
78 Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
79 Requiem for a Dream (2000)
✓ 80 Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
81 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
82 Full Metal Jacket (1987)
✓ 83 Braveheart (1995)
84 L.A. Confidential (1997)
85 Oldboy (2003)
86 Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
87 Metropolis (1927)
88 Chinatown (1974)
89 Rashomon (1950)
90 Some Like It Hot (1959)
91 Bicycle Thieves (1948)
92 All About Eve (1950)
93 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
94 Princess Mononoke (1997)
95 Amadeus (1984)
96 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
97 Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
98 The Apartment (1960)
99 The Sting (1973)
100 Unforgiven (1992)
101 Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
102 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
103 Raging Bull (1980)
104 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
105 Die Hard (1988)
106 Yojimbo (1961)
107 Batman Begins (2005)
108 A Separation (2011)
109 Inglourious Basterds (2009)
110 For a Few Dollars More (1965)
111 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
112 Snatch. (2000)
✓ 113Toy Story (1995)
114 On the Waterfront (1954)
115 The Great Escape (1963)
116 Downfall (2004)
117 Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
✓ 118 Up (2009)
119 The General (1926)
120 The Seventh Seal (1957)
121 Heat (1995)
122 The Elephant Man (1980)
123 The Maltese Falcon (1941)
124 The Kid (1921)
125 Blade Runner (1982)
126 Wild Strawberries (1957)
127 Rebecca (1940)
128 Scarface (1983)
129 Ikiru (1952)
130 Ran (1985)
131 Fargo (1996)
132 Gran Torino (2008)
133 Touch of Evil (1958)
134 The Big Lebowski (1998)
135 The Gold Rush (1925)
136 The Deer Hunter (1978)
137 Cool Hand Luke (1967)
138 It Happened One Night (1934)
139 Diabolique (1955)
✓ 140 No Country for Old Men (2007)
✓ 141 The Sixth Sense (1999)
142 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
✓ 143 Jaws (1975)
144 Good Will Hunting (1997)
145 Strangers on a Train (1951)
146 Casino (1995)
147 Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
148 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
✓ 149The Wizard of Oz (1939)
150 Platoon (1986)
151 Sin City (2005)
152 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
✓ 153 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
154 The Thing (1982)
155 Trainspotting (1996)
156 Gone with the Wind (1939)
157 High Noon (1952)
158 Annie Hall (1977)
159 Hotel Rwanda (2004)
160 The Hunt (2012)
161 Warrior (2011)
162 The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
✓ 163 Finding Nemo (2003)
✓ 164My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
✓ 165 V for Vendetta (2005)
166 Notorious (1946)
167 Dial M for Murder (1954)
✓ 168 The Avengers (2012)
✓ 169 How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
170 Life of Brian (1979)
171 Into the Wild (2007)
172 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
173 Network (1976)
174 The Terminator (1984)
175 Million Dollar Baby (2004)
176 There Will Be Blood (2007)
177 Ben-Hur (1959)
178 The Night of the Hunter (1955)
179 The Big Sleep (1946)
180 The King’s Speech (2010)
181 Stand by Me (1986)
182 The 400 Blows (1959)
183 Twelve Monkeys (1995)
184 Groundhog Day (1993)
185 Donnie Darko (2001)
186 Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
187 Amores Perros (2000)
188 Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
189 Mary and Max (2009)
190 Gandhi (1982)
191 The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
192 A Beautiful Mind (2001)
193 Persona (1966)
194 The Killing (1956)
195 The Graduate (1967)
196 Rush (2013)
197 Black Swan (2010)
198 The Princess Bride (1987)
199 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
200 The Hustler (1961)
201 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
202 La Strada (1954)
203 Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
204 8½ (1963)
205 The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
206 Rocky (1976)
✓ 207 The Exorcist (1973)
208 Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
209 In the Name of the Father (1993)
210 Stalag 17 (1953)
211 Rope (1948)
212 The Wild Bunch (1969)
213 Barry Lyndon (1975)
✓ 214 Monsters, Inc. (2001)
215 Fanny and Alexander (1982)
216 Infernal Affairs (2002)
✓ 217 The Truman Show (1998)
218 Roman Holiday (1953)
✓ 219 Life of Pi (2012)
✓ 220 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
221 Memories of Murder (2003)
✓ 222 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
✓ 223 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
224 Sleuth (1972)
225 Stalker (1979)
✓ 226 Jurassic Park (1993)
227 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
228 Star Trek (2009)
✓ 229 Ratatouille (2007)
230 Ip Man (2008)
231 A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
232 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
233 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
234 District 9 (2009)
235 Shutter Island (2010)
236 Rain Man (1988)
237 Incendies (2010)
238 Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
239 La Haine (1995)
240 3 Idiots (2009)
241 The Artist (2011)
242 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
✓ 243 Beauty and the Beast (1991)
244 Three Colors: Red (1994)
245 Bringing Up Baby (1938)
246 Mystic River (2003)
247 In the Heat of the Night (1967)
248 Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
249 Before Sunrise (1995)
250 Papillon (1973)

8. Lees 100 boeken

Ik ben dol op lezen, maar ik gun mezelf er vaak geen tijd voor. Om toch meer rustmomentjes in te plannen, ga ik proberen 100 boeken te lezen.

1/100

  1. J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the cursed child