Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Quiz

1. A favourite pass time
2. Something about yourself you've recently realised
3. Something people would probably be surprised to find out about you
4. I wish I was better at...
5. You hear people say 'no regrets'. Do you think there is any benefit in regretting past mistakes or experiences?


Ben McLaughlin said...

1. A favourite pass time
2. Something about yourself you've recently realised
3. Something people would probably be surprised to find out about you
4. I wish I was better at...
5. You hear people say 'no regrets'. Do you think there is any benefit in regretting past mistakes or experiences?

Alistair Bain said...

1. Sunday night ABC TV.
2. I need more sleep than I thought.
3. I used to sing as a boy soprano in a high Anglican Church.
4. handwriting
5. absolutely. I have many regrets.

Pedro said...

1. Surfing
2. I'm getting old and my body now knows it...
3. I love to cook
4. Painting
5. Absolutely. How can you NOT learn and grow from mistakes, regardless of what they are? They make you the person you are.

Crazyjedidiah said...

1. Reading
2. I am a cool person trapped in a dorks body.
3. I love Gilbert and Sullivans.
4. A whole lot of things, singing, being motivatad.
5. Well regretting things that you have done in the past can help you not make the same mistake again, and therefore help improve you in the future.

Ben McLaughlin said...

1.Pottering in the garden, with the girls pottering around somewhere else in the yard
2. That I expend way too much energy worrying pessimistically about stuff that often doesn't even eventuate.
3.that I have very little interest in animation
5.I understand the idea that positive things can come thru stuff ups, and it's the stuff ups that helped you get to where you are today.

But to say you regret nothing doesn't make sense to me. We all hurt people because we are very flawed creatures, and so does that include not regretting that you've hurt people along the way? That doesn't make sense to me.

Wendy said...

1. Reading a good novel.
2. I thought my siblings would be friends when we grew up.
3. I've only worn glasses since I was 17.
4. Listening.
5. I think there is a good amount of denial and selective memory going on when people say that. We all make mistakes. If we don't regret that, then we don't change and grow.

simone r said...

1. sitting in coffee shops not drinking coffee.
2. I've been reading up on mental illnesses, esp narcissism. Realised I really don't have a mental illness. Not even close. I'm more stable than I ever thought!
3. I sing very badly. Yep. Much worse than you. And I get paid to do it.
4. singing.
5. who can honestly say 'no regrets'? What about all the people we've hurt? I bet they regret what we did/said to them!

KIM said...

1. playing cards
2. summer is my favorite season
3. i can't stand candlelight
4. surfing
5. yesss ... i think you do become more mature and complete, though it definitely is painful in the process.

onlinesoph said...

1. reading recipe books
2. I'm a very organised, structured person.
3. See above - I come across quite relaxed, so people are often suprised that I'm quite pedantic.
4. doing push ups!
5. There's a difference between regretting something you did and just dwelling in the past. I don't think the former is bad. Stops you from doing the same thing again!

Dawn Merz said...

1. Knitting jumpers for my children (new as of today... just started.
2. That my ideas of myself always being kind and gracious with my children are not accurate.
3. That I have about fifty family members on one side of the family and that we are all really close. We would usually have about 35 for Christmas.
4. Knitting. And praying.
5. Definitely! But I do think repentance, forgiveness (including forgiving yourself) and letting go of the past are more important than regrets.

Joanna said...

1. Sleeping!
2. I'm a total coward.
3. Well, I hope the above isn't obvious to everyone!
4. Persevering with an exercise plan.
5. I don't think we should live in guilt, but we need to live humbly and repentantly, which means being honest about past failings.

Georgina said...

1. Reading
2. I've realised that I eat to punish myself
3. That I love dogs more than ferrets
4. I wish I was better at drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, making things, carpentry, etc etc etc.
5. No - you can't regret things because you can't change them. You can live in the past, trying to feel bad for all the stupid and horrible mistakes you made, or you can try and live in the forward, making the best of every day. We can't regret our life, because we are saying that God doesn't matter, essentially.

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maso said...

1. surfing
2. I'm actually kinda good at my job
3. I'm not actually that good at surfing.
4. surfing
5. Regret ... yes. Beat yourself up about it ... no.

Ruth said...

1. singing
2. I don't really like ice cream as much as a did when I was a child.
3. I am exceptionally shy.
4. maintaining regular exercise
5. I live with horrible shame about my past (although other wouldn't consider it so bad - but I best know my heart), so I remind myself of Philippians 3:13-14 and try to live by it.

Deb L said...

1. Reading.
2. I'm never going to be an extraordinary parent able to fix all behaviour problems in a single bound.
3. I don't like Christmas very much.
4. keeping my temper.
5. It's what you do with those regrets that counts. But you'd have to be rather dishonest not to regret anything.

Karen said...

1. Reading a good book. Or, very recently, watching Mad Men.
2. I say the wrong thing more often than I thought I did. And what Wendy said. I'm friends with one of my siblings but the other two I'm happy to see only on special occasions.
3. I'm older than my husband...(but not by much!).
4. Making friends.
5. What everyone else said. No regrets = no change in behaviour when you make a mistake. And often not bothering to ask for forgiveness from people you've hurt.