The following ten questions are direct from my philosophy/ice-breaker book, 101 Questions for Midnight.
I think you’ll enjoy them.
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Imagine a society in which there are no laws.
You can do anything without fear of legal retribution.
Consider, of course, so can everyone else.
What things would you do that are currently illegal?
Realistically speaking, is such a society even possible?
If you could choose to become utterly and forever immune to being offended, would you?
Algebra of the Heart
Complete the following equation:
________________ + ________________
Play the Percentages
Define exactly what percentage of each day you’d like to spend doing the following things:
Spending time with friends and family
The Small of a Woman’s Back
Define what it means to be sexy.
Most humans make swift judgments about people they’ve newly encountered, even if subconsciously.
With that in mind, what judgments would you make after seeing:
A woman in a slinky dress
A man listening to obnoxiously loud music in their car
A woman covered neck to ankle in tattoos
A man yelling at his child in public
Arbeit Macht Frei
An ancient Japanese samurai once claimed, “Everyone should personally know exertion as it is known in the lower classes.”
His point is that for humility’s sake, every human should perform hard labor to some extent during their lives.
Do you feel this is true?
Can hard work free the mind of some of its troubles?
By and large, human society no longer embraces the theory of Survival of the Fittest.
Weakness, disease, and genetic flaws are no longer the death sentence they once were. Strong, fit, and healthy individuals coexist with those less fortunate.
In terms of humanity’s long-term survival, do you believe this is ideal?
Is it doomed?
In other words; in 100 years, will the concept of two people spending their entire lives together cease to exist?
If not, what do you believe will reverse the current trend of most marriages ending poorly?
Does all passion die in the end?
Many of the most famous and popular books and stories have endings that could be described as tragic.
In your opinion, why are these tales of human suffering so beloved?
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Intrigued? Curious? Entertained?
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