Question of the Week #331

If your best friend fell head over heels in love with someone you thought was deceptive and creepy, and you could use an anonymous service to get the lowdown on his or her credit, medical, and employment history; school records; parking tickets; politics; bank records; and Facebook postings, would you? If so, what kind of … Continue reading Question of the Week #331


Question of the Week #330

If you knew you could direct medical research funds so as to find a cure for one specific disease within 15 years, but make little progress on any others, would you target a single disease? If so, which one and why? This is a difficult question to answer, being ignorant of how much progress we … Continue reading Question of the Week #330

Question of the Week #329

Do you feel comfortable going to dinner or movies alone? Would you rather be by yourself in such a situation or with someone you only marginally enjoy? I absolutely feel comfortable going to dinner or movies alone. I just went to see a movie by myself yesterday, as a matter of fact. As for whether … Continue reading Question of the Week #329

Question of the Week #328

A good friend pulls off a well-conceived practical joke, as only someone who really knows you could, and makes you look completely ridiculous. How would you react? I like to think I have a pretty good sense of humor. So if someone pulls off a decent practical joke, I'm likely to laugh along with it. … Continue reading Question of the Week #328

Question of the Week #327

Would you add a decade to your life if it meant taking a decade from the life of some random person? If so, would you still do it if you had to become friends with (and stay in touch with) the person? No... I'm not going to trade someone else's life for my own. I'm … Continue reading Question of the Week #327

Question of the Week #326

Would you be willing to give up sex for a year if you knew it would give you a much deeper sense of peace than you have now? What would you be willing to give up to have as much wonderful sex as you desire for the next year? Sure... Not really giving up anything … Continue reading Question of the Week #326

Question of the Week #325

Terrorists send the president a message saying that unless he gives them $25 billion, they'll detonate a nuclear bomb in Manhattan. What should the president do? What would you do? Would you feel differently if the city were El Paso or Indianapolis? I hate this type of question. It's the Kobayashi Maru of questions. A … Continue reading Question of the Week #325

Question of the Week – #324

If you walked out your door one morning and saw a bird with a broken wing huddled in a bush, what would you do? Why? Honestly, it would depend on how much of a hurry I'm in as I'm leaving the apartment. Not to sound heartless or anything... But if I was leaving for work, … Continue reading Question of the Week – #324

Question of the Week #323

Some concierge health-care business will, for one up-front fee, guarantee free, world-class medical care for any future medical issues you face. How much of what you now own would you give up for such security? I would much rather that the wealthiest nation in the world just have universal healthcare. That is all. *The Question … Continue reading Question of the Week #323

Question of the Week #322

Do you have any specific long-term goals? If so, which is the most important, how do you hope to reach it, and how do you think reaching it will enhance your life? Long-term goals? I'm going to admit something that I know doesn't go over well with a lot of people. I'm not a very … Continue reading Question of the Week #322