What are the most important things that give meaning to your life?
For me, my family and friends are the most important. Their health is something that cannot be bought and that is why I value it most.
Do you have someone close, who you can share your innermost thoughts with?
Yes, my best friend is that person. She can always make me feel better by either giving me good advice or just listening to me. So many times do I just need to pour myself out to someone at times.
What hobby or activity or activity do you find the most fulfilling?
I am part of a youth organization. We organize many different events, among which are trips to orphanages, free seminars for kids and just entertainment. This gives young people purpose and gives them something good to do. This helps them stay on the right path in life.
What are your views about death?
Death is inevitable. Of course we are afraid of it. But for me, I’m more afraid of it because of how much it will hurt those who love me. I live for them and it is a great feeling to know that you will be missed.
Are you close with other members of your family?
I may not open up completely about everything that goes on in my mind to my mom and grandma, but if I am feeling down I always know I can turn to them.
Are you a member of a church group or religious organization?
No, I am not a member of a church or a religious organization. I believe that if God exists he will judge us by not how often we praise him but by how we act in real life. If we live a good life and treat everyone well, than that will bring God more happiness than sinners going to church.
Do you belong to any social or civic groups in your community?
Yes. I belong to a youth organization AEGEE which organizes events starting from trips and seminars, ending with volunteer jobs and quests.
The interview generally went well. The girl willingly answered all of my questions and she did so sincerely. This is the most important. It means that my finding are accurate and can be referred to in the future.
During our small conversation, I could feel how we were getting close with every uttered word. The spiritual atmosphere was most intimate and very soothing. Both of us felt comfortable. Perhaps the only thing I would change in the future would be the questions. I believe that some questions could be added and some could be elaborated on.
1. EndLink (3/25/04) Part III: Spiritual Pain/Spiritual Suffering. Retrieved from http://endoflife.northwestern.edu/religion_spirituality/pain.cfm
2. NCBI (2004) What is spiritual? What is spiritual suffering? Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15478953
3. AEGEE-Europe (2011) Youth Convention of Volunteering Retrieved from http://www.youthforum.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1045&lang=en