How Did You Change the World in Your Past Life?

Jennifer Post

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About This Quiz

You hear people use the phrase "life-changing" quite often. Most of the time those references are hyperbolic, but some people have actually have changed the world with their actions, products or events. In the past, acts like marching, making speeches, or refusing to move to the back of the bus have had huge impacts on human life in America. While it might seem like things that happen in your own country, town or home can't change the world, you would be surprised. 

People have their own individual interests, and these interests are what keep the world turning (well, aside from gravity). Someone who is interested in teaching might take a crack at making education more equitable. Someone interested in cooking might make meals to give to a homeless shelter. There are so many ways to change the world, even if that world is just your immediate surroundings. Eventually, it could have a ripple effect that will make its way around the globe. 

When you look at past leaders or ordinary people who have done extraordinary things for this world, what do they all have in common? It could be perseverance. It could be gumption. Do you have it too? Take this quiz and we'll guess how you changed the world in your past life!

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What is the most heartwarming thing you've seen?

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If you were the ruler of a small nation, what would you do first?

What are you okay spending a fortune on in order to get the best?

What are you most excited about for the future?

How do you like to start your day?

What is your current job most like?

If you had to pick one place to spend all of your time, where would it be?

What is one item you want but can't afford right now?

If you were famous, what would you be famous for?

What do you wish you knew more about?

What is your favorite dessert?

How do you like your sandwiches cut?

How would your friends describe you?

Where do you feel the most comfortable?

What is one thing you've done before that you never want to do again?

What candy are you addicted to?

What makes you truly happy?

Are you a risk taker?

What are you self conscious about?

What do you get fired up about?

How do you like your coffee?

What TV shows do you like to watch?

Which city would you live in?

If you could have dinner with one of the below, who would it be?

What animal is your favorite our of the list below?

How would you describe your style?

What can't you live without?

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