Some questions to ponder

Just the other day, I received an email, yes one of those spam mails, which contained a some really interesting questions about life and about who you are. I am considering adding them to the 2011 blog topics because they do make you think about who you are and what you value. As is often in the case of these spam items there is no author, but thank you to the person who put this together.
1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
2. If presented with the opportunity to get a message to a large group of people, what would your message be?
3. Is it possible to lie without saying a word?
4. If not now, then when?
5. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
6. Are you holding something that you need to let go?
7. Have you done anything lately worth remembering?
8. Who do you love and what are you doing about it?
9. Whe is it time to stop calculating risk and reward and just do what you know is right?
10. Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
11. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
12. When you’re her age, (over 80) what will matter to you most?
13. Do you ask enough questions? Or do you settle for what you know?
14. Do you celebrate the things you do have?
15. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
16. When was the last time you tried something new?
17. Which activities make you lose track of time?
18. If you could do it all over again, would you change anything?
19. What is the difference between living and existing?
20. If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yoruself, how long would you allow that person to be your friend?
21. If you had to teach something, what would you teach?
22. Time or money?
23. Are you aware that someone has it worse than you do?
24. What makes you smile?
25. What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?
26. What do/did you want to be when you grow/grew up?
27. Will this day matter in five years?
28. How have you helped someone else recently?
29. What has empty fear stopped you from doing?
30. What is your greatest skill?
31. How are you pursuing your dreams?
Hopefully this will give inspiration to those students who are stuck for blog topics. Time is running out…


Topics for 2010

Each week for the next 35 weeks, you must write a(one) blog on one of these topics, listed below and one blog on your own topic as well. (100 words minimum per blog).  Your blog can be any genre – but it must be coherent and have some sort of structure.   You may write more blogs of your own if you wish. 

You must comment on all your team’s blogs during the week.  You must submit a mark for each the blogs that you comment on.  Pay attention it works like this:  Write 2 blogs per week.  Read and comment on 6 blogs per week.  Mark 6 blogs submit the marks to me. (Out of 10:  Give reasons for the mark).    Tip:  You must stay updated and I will mark different blogs in different weeks.

1. Designer PR?

2. Two people come out of a building and into a story.

3. If I were the boss?

4. What is the colour of the wind?

5. Fish falling from the sky.

6. We are afraid of the wrong things.

7. We are what we do.

8. How do you step from the top of a 100-foot pole?

9. No all who wander are lost.

10.  The sound of one hand clapping.

11.  It is a poor idea to lie to yourself.

12.  Wedding cake-in-the-middle-of- the road.

13.  It is better to practice a little than talk a lot.

14.  Feelings follow behaviour.

15.  Try a cliche

16.  Our greatest strengths are our greatest weaknesses.

17.  Every day is a good day.

18.  The elephant in the room.

19.  Write a list: the 10 most unexpected consequences of being online.

20.  What motivates me?

21.  List your top 200 achievements.

22.  “Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read” (Frank Zappa) – Comment

23.  A skill set called leadership.

24.  Andy Warhol said, “In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes.” You can’t choose the 15 minutes but why would you be world famous?

25.  How hard is it to follow instructions?

26.  Have you figured out the second head fake?

27.  “Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you only have one idea” (Alain).

28.  You cannot chase two rabbits at the same time.

29.  Conventional is a good fallback position isn’t it?

30.  My big fat BIG dream.

31.  Write your bucket list / 100 things to do before you die?

32.  Why I have conversations?

33.  My favourite Cat in the Hat book is [fill in the title]; because…

34.  Watch this space.

35.  The last lecture.