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Important Opinions Quiz

I found this old quiz saved in a Word file recently. It was funny to see how my feelings on things have changed since late 2006. In a lot of ways, they haven't changed much. I was already heading in the direction of being truer to myself at that time. But there were still things I hesitated on then. So, if you're interested, read my new answers and spread this quiz around. And uh, try not to be offended by my views if they don't match yours. Trust me, I used to be way more forceful with my views, which benefited no one.


Your opinion on...

Death Penalty?: I don't think anyone should be able to choose who lives or dies. There are people who have done truly terrible things, and upon hearing about those things, it's hard for me to not feel righteous anger. The world would probably be better off without some people. I just don't think it's up to me or anyone else to choose who fits in that category.

Prostitution?: I think it's a sad thing for someone to feel they want or need to sell their body. But some part of me feels like it's not up to me to tell them they can't. I believe sex is supposed to be a sacred and beautiful expression of love. I can't see it any other way. But that's not how it works for some people. I just find it sad, I guess.

Alcohol?: I don't drink. I never have, and I don't see myself changing my mind on it. I think getting drunk is gross and irresponsible. You can say you won't do anything stupid, like driving, but how can you really be sure? Drinking is fine if done in moderation.

Marijuana?: Much like getting drunk, I feel it's irresponsible to lose your senses with drugs. No, marijuana is not the worst thing in the world, and I don't think people should receive worse punishments for owning/selling it than actual terrible crimes. But I don't support it. Sorry.

Other drugs?: See above.

Gay marriage?: I'm 100% behind it. This was the answer that changed the most for me. I support love now, and I think I always wanted to, really.

Illegal immigrants?: I don't know much on this subject, but I kind of think people should be able to live where they want to as long as they can pay taxes and such. Again, this is my mostly uninformed opinion. But I think it's harder than it should be to become a citizen.

Smoking?: Smoking hurts more than just the person who does it. It hurts everyone. I personally would love to see it become illegal and go away completely. But I know just enough about things to see that making something illegal doesn't necessarily solve the problem.

Drunk driving?: Disgusting. Please, for your own safety and that of others, find another way home.

Cloning?: The idea of it makes me cringe. I don't think creating life is something we should mess with.

Racism?: No one should be judged by the colour of their skin, or where they were born, or anything like that. Everyone is the same underneath.

Premarital sex?: Like I said above, I see sex as sacred. I would have to be in love. So in love that I'd want to be with that person forever. That's why I'm still a virgin at 25. But I'm not waiting for marriage; I'm waiting for my soulmate. I always thought it was ridiculous to say sex before marriage was "a sin". But I had to say it for a long time. Catholic School and all.

Religion?: Here is my answer from last time... "Believe in something with a good message that gives you hope. I believe in God. I don't really classify myself in a certain Faith anymore... I've changed a lot in that way. I believe what I believe... and I've yet to find a Faith that matches perfectly." That pretty much sums my feelings up still.

The war in Iraq?:/Bush?: I feel like these things aren't so relevant now. I never had enough of a solid opinion on them at the time, anyhow. The war made me sad. I hate the idea of war. But could I have made better choices as president? I don't really know what I would have done.

Downloading music?: I still do it, but I'm trying to buy way more music than I simply take. It's a hard habit to break. Especially when you have eclectic taste in music and not much money. :/ But yeah, I'm trying to use downloading mostly as a means of testing music I'm not sure about. And I support independent artists in particular. *Shrugs* It's better than not trying at all.

The legal drinking age?: "Do people really listen to that... at all?" Haha. I like my old answer.

Porn?: Sex is sacred and... yeah, you've heard this from me already. I don't believe porn is the worst thing in the world, either; I'd just rather it didn't sneak up on me while scrolling Tumblr. Seriously.

Suicide?: "It's sad for people who get that far. I understand... I've been close. Life is hard. Try to hang on. That's all I can say." My old answer still seems appropriate. But please, don't say people who commit/attempt suicide are selfish or taking the easy way out. It's unfortunate that people don't always find the help and support they need. But they probably held on as long as they could handle.

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1: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4. Type what it says: "When you put the words Samantha Madision in any search engine, nothing whatsoever comes up." From Meg Cabot's All American Girl, a book I'm thinking about rereading. Actually, I want to reread most of her books and catch up on her newer ones I missed out on when I wasn't reading much.

2: Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?: The wall. So boring.

3: What is the last thing you watched on TV?: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. :P

4: WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what the time is: 5:24.

5: Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?: 6:01.

6: With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?: Fans.

7: When did you last step outside? What were you doing?: Going to see Jill last night. This answer is the same. Huh.

8: Before you came to this website, what did you look at?: Tumblr and Goodreads. Can't remember which exactly.

9: What are you wearing?: "Shorts and tank top. As usual." Same answer.

10: Did you dream last night? Yeah, I had nightmares I'd rather not discuss, then dreampt I was watching Pretty Little Liars. Is that a sign I should start watching Season 2 soon? Hm.

12: What is on the walls of the room you are in?: "...paint." I thought that was funny, apparently.

13: Seen anything weird lately?: Eh, I like to block out the truly weird things I see. Probably something on Tumblr, though.

14: What do you think of this quiz?: It's interesting to see what has changed... especially in such important places.

15: What is the last film you saw?: Dolphin Tale, I think.

16: If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?: A publishing company. :) (aka: My exact answer from last time.)

17: Tell me something about you that I (the person who sent this) don't know: No one sent it to me. Well, someone must have at some point, but yeah... I don't know.

18: If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?: My old answer was banning abortion. I'm still wholly against it, but I would probably choose something else first now. Making all consensual love accepted and cherished, probably. Or saving people from abuse or rape. Saving animals from slaughter. There's a lot I wish I could do. But I'm fully against abortion, and I always will be. It's ending a life. And I just don't believe anyone has the right to do that.

19: Do you like to dance?: No. *Shudders* I can't even write myself dancing without feeling sick.

20: Imagine your first child is a girl, what would you call her?: "I don't want children... but, maybe Lily."

21: Imagine your first child is a boy, what would you call him?: "I don't want children... but, maybe Ben." I'd choose Soren now. Still don't want kids, though.

22: Would you ever consider living abroad?: I wish! But no, I doubt I could ever live far from home.

23. Have you ever had an awful computer crash where you lost files forever?: Yep. And now, I back up my most important files once per season. And I have a backup drive for my writing.

24: Will you pass on this survey?: Take it if you want to.