Saturday, February 28, 2009

Role reversal

What is one thing that you had to teach your teacher?

Friday, February 27, 2009

Oh, my aching (fill in the blank)!

How do you feel right now? What, if anything, hurts? What acute health issue are you avoiding — a trip to the dentist to get that broken tooth capped? Knee surgery? Having your carpal tunnel syndrome looked at? What's the last acute health issue you had treated? If you routinely avoid taking care of acute conditions, why? Do you make jokes, or create funny stories about your acute conditions? Are your acute medical conditions your main topic of conversation with friends and family?


(Acute health issues are things that come up suddenly, like an injury. Things like your weight, your eyesight, diabetes, and arthritis are chronic — or longterm — conditions.)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

More money or more time

Which would probably make a bigger difference for you right now: more time, or more money? What would you do with more time? What would you do with more money?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"I'd like to thank the Academy..."

Think of all the different kinds of awards and honors that people receive for their accomplishments.
For the moment, set aside any realistic or pragmatic thoughts about which awards are in the realm of possibility for you. Of all the awards and honors that exist, which would be the ultimate honor for you? Which would you feel the most proud to receive? You can use a real, existing award for inspiration, or make up the ultimate award for yourself. Be clever -- give it a good name!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Think outside the scaffolding

Buildings must be constructed from the ground up. But what are some things that can be created top-down, starting at the very top and then working downward?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Fresh change

What has changed in your life since yesterday?

If nothing seems to have changed since yesterday, what are some important things that could have changed without your noticing it?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Natural friends and foes

What wild animals thrive right where you live? What specific things do you do to invite or welcome their presence (for example, putting out bird feeders)? What do you do to try to deter them (for example, fencing your vegetable garden against rabbits)?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

It's in the cards

Suppose a fortune-teller told you, “Someone is ready to mend fences with you.” Who might that person be?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Your life on hold

What parts of your life are on hold because you're waiting for someone else?
Who are you waiting for, and why?
How long are you willing to wait?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Channels

How many television channels do you have available?
Think of the earliest TV that you can remember using. How many channels did you have back then?
How many different TV channels do you watch regularly?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What extraordinary luck!

What are a few of your all-time best strokes of luck -- random events that worked out to your benefit?

Just for fun: Serendipitous scientific discoveries that changed history

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Debts and obligations

Think of all the debts you owe, including financial debts, personal obligations, and any other form of indebtedness. Of all of them, which debt limits your choices the most?

Which debt of yours has the highest dollar figure? Did you have to look that up, or do you keep careful track of it?

What would it be like to have no debts at all? How would your life be different? What would become possible for you?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Change is in the air

Do you usually pick up on hints that changes are coming?
What predictable changes are coming in the next three months?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Animal self

If you could transform into any animal at all, just for one day, which would you choose and why?

Just for fun: If you had to choose an animal icon to represent your online identity, which would you pick?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hearts and Flowers

What can you recall about the first time you fell in love? Who did you fall in love with? How old were you? What was your life like at that time? Did it happen in a flash, at a specific moment, or did it grow slowly over a period of time?

If you've been in love more than once, how were the subsequent times different from the first?

Has falling in love lived up to your expectations of love? In what ways has love been like something out of a storybook? In what ways has love let you down?

Friday, February 13, 2009

That mess you dread

What mess are you most reluctant to face cleaning up? What makes it so hard to face?

Suppose that there was a miraculous intervention that would take care of the mess for you. What might that look like? What could the miracle-makers do that you couldn't?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The honor of naming

What have you named? Were you the person who came up with the names for your children or pets? Did you successfully suggest names for other people's children or pets? Have you given names to your cars, homes, computers, or other things? Did you ever provide a name for a club, a product, a rock band, or a street? What are some of the things in the world that were named by you?

Who named you? For whom were you named? If you don't know, or if you weren't named for anyone specific, for whom would you like to have been named?

Just for fun: NameVoyager is an interactive graph of the most popular first names in the US over the last 120 years. Was your name a trendy name in the decade when you were born?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Positive change

What positive changes have you made lately?
What poor-quality products did you stop buying?
What bad habits have you eliminated from your life?
What unhealthy relationships have you moved away from?
What other small changes count as a move in the right direction?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monster Movie II

Imagine your friends are making a low-budget monster movie, and they have cast you as one of the rampaging monsters. As a monster, what are some things you'd love to destroy on screen?

Monster Movie I

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Menace 2 Society

What people are wary of you? Who ought to be worried about what you might do?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Erroneous Zone

What's the most incorrect thing you were ever told about sex? Who told it to you, or from where did you learn it?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Fight For Your Right

How important is it for you to be right? What do you get out of being right?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the News

What is your biggest concern about your health? Based on your history, lifestyle, and physical condition, is that specific concern realistic? Does this concern affect the way you live your life?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Home on the Range

Thinking of the history of where you live right now, how long has it been since that area was an untamed wilderness? If you're having trouble with this question, your local library might have regional histories or historical maps of your town.


Let's make this a game: whoever posts the longest-inhabited home location wins the Ten Thousand Questions Cradle of Civilization Award. The poster whose home was most recently wilderness can claim the title of Ten Thousand Questions Trailblazer.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Monster Movie!

Imagine your friends are making a low-budget monster movie, and they want your help. Which role would suit you the best: monster, victim, bystander, or hero?


Monstropedia — the ultimate online encyclopedia of monsters in myth, magick and legend.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Pencil dilemma

Which is worse: a dull pencil point, or a missing eraser?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Your natural self

Who are you, at your most natural, when all effort and all pretenses are taken away?
Which parts of your life are in line with your natural self?
What things in your life are at odds with your natural self?