Adrianna, 35 (Photographer)
1. If you could teach everyone in the world one concept, what concept would have the biggest positive impact on humanity? The one concept I could teach everyone in the world would be to lead their lives with a sense of selflessness. With the care and consideration of others in all that they do, and respect for all people and the earth. I believe if people could stop thinking and acting so selfishly, the world would be a better place not only for humanity but for the planet itself as well. If we all put more consideration, thought and care into each action taken we would see less poverty, more courtesy, less anger. If we stopped exploiting the earth, instead respected it for all its nourishment and used its resources in ways that would allow the earth to keep thriving, we would only see benefits from it. By thinking of others, and not just "using" the earth we could take that much more pleasure out of relationships, friendships, natural human interactions and the joys of the beautiful world around us. I am a strong believer that, selflessness creates happiness among all the habitants of our planet.
2. What do you attribute the biggest successes in your life to? How about your largest failures? My biggest successes to date our ; That I have learned to love deeply, learned the importance of 'knowledge' and that I have become very in tune with my self awareness. My family and my children have given me the opportunity to love in ways I never knew possible. I have learned to try to show love in all my actions, and show a kind heart with those I meet and interact with. I think it's a success on a different level, one that brings you true happiness.
I finally see the true value in reading, educating yourself through books, travel and interactions with others. The more we learn, the more our journey deepens. We get more out of life.
And the biggest success for me, is my self awareness. Knowing who I am as a person. What matters to me, what brings me joy, and what things to avoid that are self damaging. To listen to my inner voice, and strive to be the best version of myself.
As for my biggest failures, I don't believe in failure. I believe only in life lessons. I think when something does not work out, it is something you learn from, grow from, change from or adapt to. As long as you are living, you cannot truly fail. It's just a word used to "limit'" us, and I think the sooner you learn to trash it, you release yourself from a victim mentality. Instead think of yourself as a student of life, and that when you fail at something, you're just learning, and you become a survivor...you keep going and you keep growing.
3. What is the most important goal every person should have? I think the most important goal should simply be, to just be "HAPPY". Every person has a different "goal". It's a matter of perspective and what is important to each individual. You set your goals accordingly, to achieve that happiness. Find out what makes you happy, and what you have to do to get there, or to sustain it.