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 #259

If all online interactions and Web browsing had to be under your real name and would be recorded and archived, how would it alter your use of the Internet and the way you communicate with people? Uh... isn't that basically how things work now anyway? I mean... I wasn't 100% paying attention to everything that … Continue reading Question of the Week #259

Question of the Week #258

Would you want to spend a week as someone of the opposite sex? Someone very old? Very beautiful? Very ugly? Or severely handicapped? If so, which one would most intrigue you? Can I just say no? To all of these... no. It just seems exhausting to spend time as someone who isn't me. Besides, by … Continue reading Question of the Week #258

Question of the Week #257

Terrorists operating out of a country that tacitly supported them kill 2 million people by setting off a nuclear bomb in downtown Chicago. Would you favor retaliating against that country, and if so, how? This is something of a follow up to last week's question... And, like I mentioned last week, I'd really be torn … Continue reading Question of the Week #257

Question of the Week #256

If a country hit the U.S. with a nuclear bomb, would you favor unleashing our nuclear arsenal upon them? An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind. Someone said that. Was it Gandhi? During the Cold War, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. had policies of mutually assured destruction. Basically, it meant if … Continue reading Question of the Week #256

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