Sharing more favorite questions

Can you still call them favorite questions when there are more than 10? Whatever–I’ll let the judges decide. In any case, I come bearing even more questions as a follow up to my previous post. If these don’t keep you busy enough sorting through your soul, check out the prior list for good measure:

  • If you had to write a book about absolutely anything, what would you choose to write about and what format would you write it in (book of poems, memoir, novel, etc)? Would you want the book to reach millions, a select few who might truly understand what you shared, or somewhere in between?
  • Inspired by this podcast, what are you unwilling to feel?
  • If you could solve one problem over your entire life, what would it be and why? A bit smaller scale, if you could change one problem specific to your industry or interests, what would it be and why?
  • What was the last nice thing someone did for you and what was the last nice thing you did for someone else? (This is a deceptively simple question that cuts to the heart of how others practice gratitude, how much they value independence, and more).
  • What message does the city you’re living in send and does it resonate with you? This is inspired by this article from Paul Graham on Cities & Ambition.
  • If you could pick anywhere in the world to have grown up, where would you choose and why?
  • Tell me about the last time someone misunderstood you or got something big wrong about you. How did you react? How did it make you feel?
  • If you absolutely had to be famous, what would you want to be famous for and how do you think you’d handle fame?
  • Inspired by Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Book of Longings”, what is the largeness in you and do you fear it? For a bit more context, check out this podcast from Brené Brown.

I can’t guarantee there won’t be more of these posts. Buckle up.

3 Comments

  1. Bryan Wagner

    I love writing. I am currently working on book four. I love to write about my experience of being human in the present moments. I find it complex and fulfilling. I think it’s a natural move from the Zen and Taoist training.
    Unwilling to feel: I find I have no choice in the matter. Both emotions and thoughts rise and and seek the focus of attention. I welcome feelings and thoughts are not real nor do they have authority in my life.
    Great questions.

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