Question of the Week #263

For $30,000 would you go for 2 months without washing, brushing your teeth, shampooing, or even using deodorant? Assume you can't tell anyone why. Seems like this would have been super easy to accomplish in 2020 while everyone was on lock down at home, desperate to avoid COVID-19. Now that we're all making our way … Continue reading Question of the Week #263

Question of the Week #262

You're on an airplane talking pleasantly to a stranger of average appearance. Unexpectedly, the person offers you $30,000 for one night of sex. If you knew there were no danger and you'd get the money, would you do it? If the payment were meaningfully raised or lowered, at what point would you change your answer? … Continue reading Question of the Week #262

Question of the Week #261

If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? What good might come out of telling them now? I know I don't talk much. But when I do, it's because I have something to say. Therefore, I don't think there's necessarily … Continue reading Question of the Week #261

Question of the Week #260

Would you like your partner to be much smarter and much more attractive than you? If so, what is it about you that might hold his or her interest and love? Absolutely. I definitely want whoever I end up with to be smarter and more attractive than me. I want to feel like I'm with … Continue reading Question of the Week #260

Question of the Week #255

If you were locked in a time machine set for a single one-way trip to the past or future and had 10 minutes to dial in the time and place, when and where would you go? Why? What if it were to be a round trip that would include any family and friends you wanted … Continue reading Question of the Week #255

Question of the Week #254

How frequently do you express gratitude about your life? This is sort of a follow up from last week's question... Fitting, with this Thursday being Thanksgiving and all. And I mean real Thanksgiving. Not whatever the Canadians do back in October.** I'll admit, I don't express gratitude as often as I should. I know that … Continue reading Question of the Week #254

Question of the Week #253

What do you feel more often: gratitude or envy? What are you most grateful for? Gratitude, for sure. I won't say that I never feel envious of others, but I'm confident that it's rare that I experience that particular feeling. As far as I'm concerned, there's no point in being envious of other people. It's … Continue reading Question of the Week #253

Question of the Week #252

What fraction of people in the world do you think would view you as wealthy? The world? A lot... What fraction of the world isn't the U.S.? Hang on, I'll ask Google... According to Google (via Wikipedia), the United States makes up approximately 4.23% of the world's population. But I don't think I could say … Continue reading Question of the Week #252

Question of the Week #251

Would you steal money from someone wealthy if you could get away with it and thought it was the only way to support your family? No. Even if I could get away with it, I'd still know what I'd done. Just because you don't get caught doing the wrong thing doesn't make it not wrong. … Continue reading Question of the Week #251

Question of the Week #250

A large crew is being chosen for an interstellar journey to a distant planet containing the first known extraterrestrial life. The expedition won't return for a century, but the crew will be in suspended animation and age only a few years during the trip. Would you be interested? If not, what, if anything, would change … Continue reading Question of the Week #250