Where would you choose to be if you could place yourself on a scale from one to ten, where one is hardship, struggle, and extraordinary accomplishment and ten is comfort, peace of mind, and no accomplishment? Why?
This 1-10 scale doesn’t really make a lot of sense. At all. I feel like if you have extraordinary accomplishment, that would help with your comfort and peace of mind. I’m not saying that having extraordinary accomplishment is necessary for those things, but it seems ridiculous to think that those are at separate ends of this particular spectrum. I don’t even know how to assign myself a number on this scale. Much less figure out why I would choose that number. I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished a great deal in my life, but I don’t think I’ve accomplished nothing, either. And I don’t believe I live an incredibly comfortable lifestyle, but I’m not exactly faced with hardship. This scale is stupid. And if you see Dr. Gregory Stock, you can tell him I said so.
If you’ve been able to make sense of that question, where would you place yourself?
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.