Ask yourself these questions & live an examined life

Kara J
1 min readFeb 3, 2017

Are you self-aware? Do you think critically about and reflect on what happens around you, the actions you take/are asked of you, and why?

Do you act ethically and stand up for what’s right, even when there’s a risk, or do you do what you’re told and not ask questions?

Do your actions bring you closer to the values you hold?

Who are you when no one is looking?

Do you genuinely like the person you are, or do you like reactions to the image you portray?

Did you have intrinsic purpose in going to that protest, or did you just want to tell people you went? What have you done since, to support that cause?

Do you think lying to people is okay if [insert situation where this would be to your/your business’ benefit]?

Do you think those who disagree with you are the enemy?

Are you hypocritical?

Can you be honest with yourself?

As a wise person once said, the unexamined life is not worth living, even if it looks great on the internet.



Kara J

Writing evidence-based, thought-provoking content to spread knowledge and ideas that help people. I hold an MS I/O Psychology and BA Philosophy.