What Are the 5 Most Important Things in Your Life?

An interviewer recently asked me this question. It was left intentionally vague, so it’s open to interpretation. I don’t think my answer is particularly insightful, but I have a feeling your answer will be more interesting, so that’s the main point of this post.

My answer was (in no particular order):

  • My friends
  • My family
  • My cats
  • Games
  • Time

My answer was so short in the interview (other than “time,” which I elaborated on a bit) that I asked what his answer would be, and he had a really interesting answer including “validation” and “connection.” With that in mind, I might revise my list to the following:

  • People/creatures I love
  • Creative tools/career
  • Entertainment
  • Time
  • Food

What about you? What are the 5 most important things in your life?