What if I compiled a bunch of interesting, non-contentious questions that we could discuss around the table whenever we had nothing compelling to talk about? In less than an hour, I had brainstormed questions. My kids had no idea what was in store, and when we sat down to dinner, I asked one of them to pick a number between 1 and I read that question aloud, and we went around the table answering. Then I asked for another number, and we continued throughout the meal—laughing, thinking and really getting to know each other in a fun and playful way. The questions sparked stories, confessions and surprises, and for many months thereafter, my kids would beg me to get out the questions whenever we had a lapse in conversation at a meal or on a long car ride.
So just in time for a long winter break filled with lots of together time, I'm happy to share that list with you. The questions—while certainly not original or groundbreaking—are helpful to have somewhere on your phone when you're looking for an amusing way to enliven and engage a group of friends, family or colleagues who are beyond small talk but want to steer clear of controversial topics. Here's a colorful printable PDF version of the questions. Andrea Reiser is a happiness coach who shares simple, useful tips and techniques that can boost your happiness and lead to greater personal fulfillment.
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What's your most embarrassing childhood memory? What's your best childhood memory? Even better, if you want to get to know someone really well. I'm talking about their values, morals and beliefs; not their favorite rock First off, this book is great fun but only if the people you do this with are willing to think and be open.
I'm talking about their values, morals and beliefs; not their favorite rock group or favorite food. Just be careful of what you ask; you may not always like the answers.
- Hegel: Philosophy in an Hour.
- Wits End Before Breakfast!: Confessions of a Working Mum.
- El “alma de España”. Cien años de inseguridad (Colección Jovellanos de Ensayo nº 42) (Spanish Edition).
- Bernadette Russell’s top 10 philosophical questions children should ask;
There are lots of others but you'll have to do some reading and buy the book. View all 3 comments. Would you allow yourself to be frozen within the week if you knew it would give you a modest chance of being revived in 1, years and living a greatly extended life? I've had a copy of this book since I've replaced my old worn copy for a new one.
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It's one of the books I always keep. It started in when I was planning to drive with friends across the country. We were all teens and we wanted something to entertain our time no portable DVD players or cell phones back then so I bought this book. Asking and answering these questions kept us not only busy but also very entertained. Not only that, but it started heated debates and revealed so much about our friends and ourselves. Later, I would "use" the book as an icebreaker for visiting relatives and finally, it was used often by my hubby and I lots of fun sex questions in there.
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- LA SIRENITA - HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN (Spanish Edition).
- The Economic Naturalist: Why Economics Explains Almost Everything?
- The Book of Questions.
I dare you to tell me you did not answer at least one of the above questions automatically! Sep 10, Amirm rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 09, Mike the Paladin rated it it was ok. I see a lot really high ratings for this book here. I suppose I can see why some would like it. It puts me in mind of a lot of discourses and discussions from high school psych and philosophy.
At first I thought my take on this book that it's largely silly and pointless [and I'm not the only reviewer to use the word pointless] might be a function of age and years lived. Then I saw a review by a younger reviewer who pretty much agreed with me. This is supposed to be a book of questions that will I see a lot really high ratings for this book here. This is supposed to be a book of questions that will tell us about ourselves if we approach them I can see groups of people sitting around looking at this book maybe at a party and discussing eachother's answers. Some few of the questions I did find interesting and thought provoking.
The majority however I found I see many don't agree with me but I looked at questions that made strange assumptions or gave an incomplete premise, or an absurd premise and mostly shook my head. This is another I'd suggest you get out of the library and look at yourself I give it 2 stars for the questions I did find somewhat valuable. Who knows maybe I'm just to closed or fixed minded Mar 18, John Wiswell rated it really liked it. One of the few books you're guaranteed to think about for longer than you read it. Of course, Stock cheats to achieve this: Instead of trivia, The Book of Questions is preoccupied with moral problems, asking what you'd do if you found your best friend was a heroin dealer, or when you were happiest, or would you walk four city blocks naked in return for a massive donation to a charity of your choice?
They're questions that probe yo One of the few books you're guaranteed to think about for longer than you read it. They're questions that probe your values and beliefs, hopping between hypotheticals and your life observations, from finance to piety to pure implausibility.
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The questions are so different from one to the next that they never get boring, especially if you read them in the bathroom like I did. They're provocative, entertaining for personal reflection if nothing else, many sounding like they came from an Intro to Philosophy teacher's notebook, the kind used to probe and tease helpless students. But being a book, it just gives you the prompts and leaves aside the academic browbeating. Some of the questions were really good, but most of them were ridiculous!
I didn't get what I expected! Feb 13, Aaron rated it really liked it Shelves: If you found a book of more than hypothetical questions and their follow-ups and could use it as an excuse to achieve a deeper understanding of yourself or someone else, would you? Would you rather fight duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck? Given two equally terrifying alternatives as presented in several of these questions, which one would you choose and how would you live with the consequences? Don't you find your answer as interesting as I do?
Why only include roughly questions If you found a book of more than hypothetical questions and their follow-ups and could use it as an excuse to achieve a deeper understanding of yourself or someone else, would you?
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Why only include roughly questions, Gregory? Doesn't that seem a little limited in terms of effort, or is this really all of the questions you could think of? Did you know I read this on the toilet in one sitting? Did I just gross you out? How does one apologize in question form? Could I be any sorrier? How would you justify your single word answers to questions that clearly only require one word answers? Harris has over fifteen years of professional experience and documented success in the areas of Education and Counseling.
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