- For you happy life = ? + ? + ?
I don’t think there is a formula. Life happens and while you can control some aspects of it, other areas you have no control over and they just happen. I’ve suffered from depression for over 30 years, so “happiness” is somewhat relative. So long as I have my health, my family, a roof over my head and food in my stomach, I consider myself to be content.
- How confident are you that your relationship will last?
Not currently in one, so not really relevant. I enter every relationship with a degree of optimism and pessimism. I don’t really plan to far ahead because know one knows what tomorrow will bring or if there will even be a tomorrow. I live mainly in the now and take each day as it happens.
- Studies show exercise can improve your mood in the moment and play a preventative role for the future. How often do you exercise? What is your exercise?
I run a lot; 3-4 times a week, cumulatively covering up to 25-30km each week. It’s usually just me, on my own, letting the world go by as I run along the paths and pavements, zoned out and just letting my feet carry me where they will for as far as they do.
- How recently has someone been hurt by your actions? Did you attempt to make things right or apologize?
This is a difficult one. I have, very recently been blocked by someone that I was very close to for a number of years. There was no warning, no inclination; one day we had been chatting in much the usual fashion, the next all channels were closed. I can only assume I did/said something that upset them, but I don’t know what.
- Solitude– do you welcome it or loathe it?
I am, by nature, a very private and solitary person. I keep my on counsel and am very self-dependent. I dislike forced socialisation; by and large preferring my own company. I think it’s fair to say I don’t so much welcome it as embrace it.
Bonus: Share with us something you haven’t told a partner but would like to.
As with my answer to 4 above, I’m curious to know what it was that caused a special friendship to end so abruptly. I suspect, however, that I will never find out, and maybe that’s for the best.