Part 1 is here.
Here is the second set of questions:
13. If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know? Huh. This one is tough. For a long time, I've wondered when and how I shall die, but I don't know that I would want to know that, because if you know that - well, wouldn't it change how you live your life? And who would want to change how they live their life?
14. Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it? Again, this one is tough. If there is something that I want to do, I generally do it. Why wait? For a long time now, I've thought that I might want to write a book - but I am not a good enough writer, and also? Those friends of mine who have been published authors really struggled - and I'm not sure I'm up for that. I mean, they are better writers than I ever would be, and they've had a hard time? Oy.
15. What is the greatest accomplishment of your life? Raising great kids who are polite, respectful, deep thinkers, smart and strong individuals.
16. What do you value most in a friendship? Having fun and friends who make time for me. I really, really hate when I put a lot of time and effort into a relationship and the other person just doesn't seem as interested. It makes me feel as if I'm worthless - and I can do that well enough by myownself, thank you. If you want to be friends with me, make time. It's not like I have a ton of time, anyway, kwim?
17. What is your most treasured memory? I don't know. I would have to think on that.
18. What is your most terrible memory? Oh, there were some bad ones when I was caring for sick people in 2011. They were terrible memories mostly because they involved a loss of privacy and modesty for the other person. Not because it's alllll about me.
19. If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why? I don't think I would change anything. I pretty much live life in the moment, trying to get everything that I want to do done.
20. What does friendship mean to you? I think that this is actually the same question as above. Friendship means having a safe place to go, where you can be whoever you are and the other person doesn't shy away from your angry, ugly parts. Friendship means you have memories in common, memories that might make you laugh until you pee (just a bit!) and may involve one key word that dissolves you both into absolute hysterics.
21. What roles do love and affection play in your life? Hmmm. I'm not a very outwardly affectionate person, but I'm really into doing things for other people to show my love, so I guess you might say that love and affection keep me very, very busy.
22. Alternate sharing something you consider a positive characteristic of your partner. Share a total of five items. My partner is kind, caring, a hard worker, funny and a fantastic provider who puts himself dead last each and every time.
23. How close and warm is your family? Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s? Oh, hahhahahha - not answering this one. Pass. Pass allllll the way to Jupiter. Are you trying to kill me?
24. How do you feel about your relationship with your mother? Great.
Overall, I feel like this next set of questions was slightly more invasive, which I guess is the general concept. After all, you are trying to get to know someone in order to possibly pursue a romantic entanglement, so it would stand to reason that you might want to get an understanding of their familial relations, being that those can often times make or break a romantic relationship.
It would also be great to know, before you decide to become more involved in a relationship, if your expectations for love and affection closely mirror or at least parallel your own expectations and experiences. That is often a huge stumbling block in relationships.
I think that this is an interesting experiment - I'm not sure I'm ready to take on Part 3, though.