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!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Unanswered questions

98 cards... all in one shot!

I had STUFF going on, and unfortunately Post Crossing suffered collateral damage. I just caught up on my posting there, and I will now catch up on my posting here. After I post these questions, the "back of the card" project will go on hiatus until January 2012. I've got a new idea to try, but I need to catch up on other long overdue tasks.

In the meantime, entertain yourself with these questions:

From Svetlana, in Russia: Why do young children smile all the time (give their smiles to the world)?

From Amy, a Canadian living in Japan: What is the difference between honor and pride and if there is a difference, which is more valued in the American culture?

From Carolina, in Lisbon, Portugal: How deep can the relationship between two people who have different mother tongues be?

From Alexander, in Russia: What makes a person happy? Can the "American Dream" bring happiness?

From Patricia, in Holland: Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or of strength?

From Connie, in San Francisco, United States: What does peace look like to you?

From Wendy, in the Netherlands: Why can you still taste the garlic the morning after you've eaten it?

From Angie, in Russia: If you could rewrite the end of any book, what book would you choose and and why?

From Iris, in Albuquerque, New Mexico: What makes you tick?

From Veronica, in Malaysia: What can you break without touching it? (silence!)

From Yun, in Columbus, Ohio: What brings you to PostCrossing and what motivates your 2nd, 3rd, 4th year?

From Zhang Yuyu in Beijing, China: Should a girl marry a successful man or a promising one?

From Iolanda, in Portugal: What activities make you lose track of time?

From Elisabeth: If you could be an animal, which one would you pick?

From Piotr, in Poland: Do you believe in yourself?

From Ju, in Australia: Have you ever reflected on the ways your identity and send of self has changed over your life?

Three from Nela in Czechoslovakia: Do you believe people have free will? Do you think evil is only a lack of good? Do you think that education forms one's personality more than genes do?

From Japan: Do you like the US? Why?

From Jeff, in the Phillipines: Where do your files go when you empty your computer's trash bin?

From Marja, in Finland: Are people allowed to eat the meat of horses?

From Pleun, in the Netherlands: What was the most terrible dream you ever had?

From Canada: How are the cycles of our lives like oranges?

From Anastasia, in France: What events in your life did make you think of fate, destiny, fortune?

From Daniela, in Germany: How do you qualify being rich?

From Hildegarde, in Belgium: What do you do when you can't think of a TPQ, not even after trying for two days?

From Gabi, in Germany: Do you know wherefore a panda can do a handstand?

From the Ukraine: What does it mean to be "normal"?

From Sean, in England: If you could meet anyone living or dead, who would you choose to meet?

From Craig, a history teacher in Michigan: If Hitler had been accepted as an art student in Vienna, would World War II still have taken place?

From Renate, in Lithuania: What are five things that make you happy?

From Filia, in germany: Why does the hand of a wath always turn right, not left?

From Jodene, in Canada: If dogs are colourblind and people can see colour, what do you think is possible we are not seeing?

From Salt Lake City: Do you believe in the greenhouse effect?

From Shanghai: Light after darkness?

From Aurora, in Taiwan: What is the meaning of life?

From Germany: Could it be that the system is wrong?

From Joeanne, in Taiwan: If you only get one chance to do time travel, what will you do and why?

From Katya, in Ukraine: Why are people do afraid to make changes?

From Turek, in Poland: What came first, the chicken or the egg?

From Napsu, in Finland: What is the point when you have done enough and it all becomes housekeeping?

From Finland: How old is OLD?

From Eva, a German living in Spain who says she is "Germish:" Who am I?

From Allyson, in Canada: What is good about money?

From Catherine, in Miami, Florida: If we are dead when our lives have ended, what are we before we are born?

From Russia: Why do schools always suppress individuality?

From Cambodia: If you were to choose another country to live in, where would it be?

From Salla, in Finland: Do you believe in angels? Will they help us or are we carrying them?

From Lisa, in Canada: Why do human procrastinate? I WISH I KNEW THE ANSWER TO THIS ONE!