This Yom Kippur, What Should You Atone For?

Zoe Samuel

Did you meet most of your deadlines?

Did you regularly take your stress out on other people?

Did you ever post a passive-aggressive social media post?

How many belated birthday wishes did you send?

Did any relatively small chore from your to-do list stay on it longer than two months?

Have you paid down your debts this year?

What are you most proud of this year?

What are you least proud of this year?

Is there anyone you really ought to apologize to?

What would you like to do better next year?

Did you help anyone out in a big way this year?

How stingy have you been with yourself this year?

How stingy have you been with others?

Do you often find things in drawers or closets that you had completely forgotten you ad?

When was the last time you cleaned out your attic or storage?

Do you know what is in your bank account?

Did you plan your spouse's birthday?

Did you complete any major home improvement projects?

Did you make any career progress?

Can you do more or fewer sit-ups than a year ago?

Did you ghost anyone?

Did you hurt someone's feelings without realizing at the time?

When one of your friends had a good break - a promotion, an engagement, etc - how did you react?

Did you take any steps to make your lifestyle more environmentally friendly?

Did you overspend your income without there being any major expenses that month?

Did you give anything to charity?

Did you ever stay home from work even though you weren't sick?

Did you make too many allowances for yourself?

Were you harsher on others than on yourself?

What would you prefer to atone for?

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About This Quiz

The name "Yom Kippur" means "Day of Atonement." It is a day set aside to atone for the sins of the past year. I probably don't need to tell you that doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun. Man, I can't even think of all the things that I did wrong today, let alone everything I have done wrong over the last year. What about you? Would it be easy for you to figure out what you have to atone for, or would you have to spend some time thinking about it?

The thing is, this stuff could be big or small. It could be the time you flirted with that married guy at work, or it could be the time you yelled at your dog because you were grumpy. Hey, remember that time that you wished that your best friend would get dumped by her boyfriend because you wanted her to spend more time with you? Yeah, that counts. What about the time you got change back for a twenty and you actually gave the clerk a ten? Yeah, that was awful of you. 

Looks like you've got your work cut out for you. Take this quiz and tell us what you need to atone for this year.

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