I will admit here front and center, I take the BuzzFeed quizzes. Do you know which ones I’m talking about? You can easily spend (waste) an hour completing 20 quizzes or so. They are beyond silly and, honestly, serve as a way for them to get back end marketing data. But with so many meetings packed into a single day, sometimes you need completely silly things to occupy your mind.
I took this one trending quiz in which I was to build out a pizza. By creating a pizza, Buzzfeed was to forecast where I would be in five years. I took that literally hoping it would predict I would be back in New York in five years. I was hoping for some clear direction just like this bright moon in Sacramento from a few weeks back.
But it was a bit fuzzier than that.
I first had to choose what type of pizza crust I wanted. I’m a New Yorker so I picked thin. Then I had to chose sauce. Again, I’m a New Yorker. I picked tomato sauce. Then I chose pepperoni. I’m a bit of a pizza purist. I don’t like a garden on my pizza. Then I selected red crushed pepper as my extra bit. What did BuzzFeed do with all my choices? It shook it all up and told me that I was going to be in a completely different place in five years. Supposedly, in every respect, my life would be different. I would live in a new place. I would have a new job. A new career even. A new outlook will be had.
Considering that five years ago everything was completely different, I believe it. Question is, how many complete life changes can a person have in their lives? We often hear it’s never too late to change course or do something new. However, how often do people really engage in such change?
I’m willing to do it. I’m excited. But can’t help but wonder how my life would supposedly turn out if I had chosen pesto versus tomato sauce for my BuzzFeed pizza. Actually, it’s the same outcome.