the interesting idea... the start of this project... the conversations to come

I'm a member of Post Crossing, the internet site for postcard exchange. I sent a card to another Post Crosser, Ilona from Germany. She asked that people tell her which magical power they would like to have. Her question really made me think!

In turn, I thought it would be an interesting project to ask people to pose Thought-Provoking Questions. I would do my best to answer with my opinion, and I would encourage others to add theirs.

And, so was born this blog! I hope that it will be the home for many interesting conversations in the year ahead!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Seems to be so

Elisabeth from Austria asks a question that is linked (at least in my mind) to the card from yesterday.

Why do people from so-called "poor countries" often seem so happy when many of them literally have nothing?

My first question in response to the question (you should never answer a question with a question, I know!) is "Are they really happy or do they only SEEM that way?"

My next thought is "What does happy really mean, anyway?"

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