Wednesday, March 15

“Nothing shapes our lives so much as the questions we ask, refuse to ask, or never dream of asking.”
— Sam Keen, professor



Today’s Excerpt:

Who is a curious person you know?

Explain that when you’ve known someone for years you might get the impression that you know everything about them. But just like you can surprise yourself when you ask the right questions, other people will surprise you when you’re curious about them.

To experience this, ask each other a series of questions below. Here are a few different ways to explore:

Option 1: Pair up and sit across from each other. Then go through the list, taking turns asking and answering.

Option 2: Play “If I Were You,” which is where you answer each question as though you were the other person. After answering, ask if they think you answered the way they would have.

Option 3: Print and cut out each question, then put them all in a jar and ask one before starting a meal throughout the week.

Option 4: Put a bowl of small candies (such as M&M’s) on a table. Explain that anyone who asks a question gets a candy.

Here are some questions you might ask:

  1. Who is someone you admire or look up to and why?
  2. What vacation or trip have you liked the most in your life and why?
  3. If you could have infinite amounts of one thing (aside from money!), what would you choose and why?
  4. What is the weirdest thing you’ve believed was actually true?
  5. What is your favorite tradition or holiday?
  6. If you could choose a relaxing day, what would it look like?
  7. What is the most pain you’ve felt in your life?
  8. What is your favorite thing to think about? How has your favorite thing to think about changed over your life?
  9. What do you hope for in your life?
  10. If you could be an expert on one topic, what would it be?


  • Did you learn something new from asking these questions?
  • Do you feel closer to the person you asked?