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!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Power of Three, plus a bonus

Three is something of a magical number, no? "Three wishes from the genie in the bottle" immediately leaps to mind.

From Indiana, this three-fer question:

If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

From Victoria on a card showing the workings of a Welsh coal mining operation:

If you were far underground, what three things would you take down with you and what three things would you leave "upstairs"?

And the bonus question, on a card from Moldova:

Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Is it better to know the reality (real life) or to live in a fantasy, no matter how false it can be?

Break into small groups, discuss, prepare to report back to the group...

1 comment:

  1. First question: Colorful. Artistic. Fat. Those were the three words that came immediately to mind. It makes me sad that "fat" would be in the top three! Bad self esteem!

    Second question: I can't even conceive of what I would take/leave because the very idea of being underground gives me a panic attic. Seriously.

    Who'd think I'd disagree with Einstein? IMHO, living a fantasy is dangerous to all involved. Philosophy is my "thing", so I haven't taken the question lightly. Many Philosophers tend to discuss the ideal world without regard to "what is", but I tend to ground myself in reality when discussing the ideal world. I would love to think that all politicians want to do good - that's a fantasy. Reality is quite different. If I want to change how politicians act I have to deal in reality, not fantasy.

    Great questions!!!!