40 questions to think about

 
 

 

   
 

 

 
 

     
  Number 1
Do you believe in ghost or evil spirits? Would you be willing to spend a night alone in a remote house that is supposedly haunted?
  Number 2
If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven't you told them yet?
 
  Number 3
Do you think the world will be a better or worse place 100 years from now?
  Number 4
What would constitute a "perfect" evening for you?
 
  Number 5
Whom do you admire most? In what way does this person inspire you?
  Number 6
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one ability or quality, what would it be?
 
  Number 7
You have the chance to meet someone with whom you can have the most satisfying love imaginable-the stuff of dreams. Sadly, you know that in six months the person will die. Knowing the pain that would follow, would you still want to meet the person and fall in love? What if you knew your lover would not die, but instead would betray you?
  Number 8
While on a trip to another city, your spouse (or lover) meets and spends the night with an exciting stranger. Given that they will never meet again, and that you will not otherwise learn of the incident, would you want your partner to tell you about it? If roles were reversed, would you reveal what you had done?
 
  Number 9
Would you be willing to murder an innocent person if it would end hunger in the world?
  Number 10
What is your most treasured memory?
 
  Number 11
If God appeared to you in a series of vivid and moving dreams and told you to leave everything behind, travel alone to the Red Sea and become a fisherman, what would you do?
What if he told you to sacrifice your child?
  Number 12
You are offered $1,000,000 for the following act: Before you are ten pistols-only one of which is loaded. You must pick up one of the pistols, point it at your forehead, and pull the trigger. If you walk away you do so as a millionaire. Would you accept the risk?
 
  Number 13
Would you accept twenty years of extraordinary happiness and fullfillment if it meant you would die at the end of the period?
  Number 14
What was your most enjoyable dream? your worst nightmare?
 
 
 
 
  Number 15
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as your dinner guest? as your close friend? as your lover?
  Number 16
Do you have any specific long-term goals? What is one and how do you plan on reaching it?
 
  Number 17
For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
  Number 18
When did you last sing to yourself? to someone else?
 
  Number 19
When was your life dramatically changed as the result of some seemingly random external influence? How much do you feel in control of the course of your life?
  Number 20
If a friend were almost always late, would you resent it or simply allow for it? Can you be counted on to be on time?
 
  Number 21
Would you enjoy spending a month of solitude in a beautiful natural setting? Food and shelter would be provided but you would not see another person.
  Number 22
If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living?
 
  Number 23
Is it easy for you to accept help when you need it? Will you ask for help?
  Number 24
How do you picture your funeral? Is it important for you to have people mourn your death?
 
  Number 25
Where would you choose to be if you could place yourself anywhere on a scale from one to ten, where one is hardship, struggle, and extraordinary accomplishment and ten is comfort, peace of mind, and no accomplishment. Why? Where are you now?
  Number 26
An eccentric millionaire offers to donate a large sum to a charity if you will step-completely naked-from a car onto a busy downtown street, walk four blocks, and climb back into the car. Knowing that there would be no danger of physical abuse, would you do it?
 
  Number 27
At a meal, your friends start belittling a common acquaintance. If you felt their criticisms were unjustified, would you defend the person?
  Number 28
Would you be willing to give up sex for five years, if you could have wonderfully, sensual and erotic dreams any night you wished?
 
  Number 29
If you were invited to a party that will be attended by many fascinating people you've never met. Would you want to go if you had to go by yourself?
  Number 30
Since adolescence, in what three-year period do you feel you experienced the most personal growth and change?
 
  Number 31
If you could take a one-month trip anywhere in the world and money were not a consideration, where would you go and what would you do?
  Number 32
How many different sexual partners have you had in your life? Would you prefer to have had more or fewer?
 
  Number 33
Have you ever considered suicide? What is so important to you that without it life would not be worth living?
  Number 34
If your friends and acquaintances were willing to bluntly and honestly tell you what they really thought of you, would you want them to?
 
  Number 35
If this country were to suffer an unprovoked nuclear attack and would be totally obliterated in a matter of minutes, would you favor unleashing the U.S. nuclear arsonal upon the attackers?
  Number 36
Who is the most important person in your life? What could you do to improve the relationship? Will you ever do it?
 
  Number 37
When you do something ridiculous, how much does it bother you to have other people notice it and laugh at you?
  Number 38
If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?
 
  Number 39
Do you believe in God? If not, do you think you might still pray if you were in a life-threatening situation?
  Number 40
If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think you'd find leading a more satisfying life than yours?