50 Interesting Questions

by Stephen on November 14, 2012 · 38 comments

in Life

When you have a little spare time to think, review these interesting and thought provoking questions!

Then if you still have a little more spare time, share with us your thoughts, answers, and questions!

  1. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
  2. What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
  3. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
  4. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
  5. Does love equal sex?
  6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
  7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
  8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
  9. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
  10. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
  11. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
  12. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
  13. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
  14. Has your greatest fear ever come true?
  15. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
  16. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
  17. Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?
  18. If you had all the money in the world but still had to have some kind of job, what would you choose to do?
  19. When you’re 90 years old, what will matter most to you?
  20. What do you regret most so far in life?
  21. If you were at heaven’s gates, and God asked you “Why should I let you in?”, what would you say?
  22. What small thing could you do to make someone’s day better?
  23. What impact do you want to leave on the world?
  24. When was the last time you tried something new?
  25. What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
  26. What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago?
  27. What is the difference between living and existing?
  28. If not now, then when?
  29. Have you done anything lately worth remembering?
  30. If you had to teach something, what would you teach?
  31. What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?
  32. Is stealing to feed a starving child wrong?
  33. What lifts your spirits when life gets you down?
  34. Have you ever regretted something you did not say or do?
  35. Why do we think of others the most when they’re gone?
  36. Is it more important to love or be loved?
  37. If a doctor gave you five years to live, what would you try to accomplish?
  38. Can there be happiness without sadness?
  39. What’s the one thing you’d like others to remember about you at the end of your life?
  40. Is there such a thing as perfect?
  41. What does it mean to be human?
  42. Are you happy with yourself?
  43. Can you think of a time when impossible became possible?
  44. How do you spend the majority of your free time?
  45. How have you helped someone else recently?
  46. What did you learn recently that changed the way you live?
  47. What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?
  48. What will you never do?
  49. In your lifetime, what have you done that hurt someone else?
  50. When was the last time you were nice to someone and did NOT expect anything in return for it?

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1. Sangeeta — November 14, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Too good. It would be great if we could get all answers as well as deem fit by AcademicTips.

2. M A Khan — November 15, 2012 at 12:14 am

Very useful tips of life

3. Shakunthala — November 15, 2012 at 3:19 am

Very nice

4. Ajay — November 15, 2012 at 5:29 am

These are Great!

5. Rhulani — November 15, 2012 at 5:53 am

1. Coz the moment you make the mistake it hurts, but in the future when you look back you see that it was a lesson and you will not repeat it.

2. Being alive I can say is when you live without any purpose in life, but truly alive u know what kind of life ur living and what do you like to achive.

3. They say love sometimes is sharing tears and laughs. So love sometimes hurts and it has its own way to comfort.

4. I can say yes I have been being that because you must treat other people they way you like to be treated.

5. No love is special, precious, peaceful, hapiness, but sex sometimes is just the thing that you enjoy for a moment, but
we all need love almost everyday of our lives.

6. Is to be happy all the time and be happy with people who made it in life. and being surrounded by the people I love because that always makes me happy.

7. I’m doing what I believe in, in life you can not try to be someone else you know you are not, you wont go any where.

8. 40 years is too short, I’ll make sure I live my life to the fullest not even wasting a small chance or opportunities I get in life.

9. I’m worried about doing the right thing at once, because doing things right it means along the way I have done things wrong.

10. I will visit everyone around where I’m staying because I can waste time by visiting that one special person who is far from me than visiting more people around me.

11. I will advice the child the education is the only key for success.

12. Thanking my parents for the good life lesson they have tought me, what is holding me back is that I don’t have money to do great party just to thank them.

13. I would rather be a joyful simpleton, beacause worrying does not solve any problem.

14. Yes, I was afraid to get pregnant while still staying with my parents but here I am.

15. I will rather have more jobs to to because is what I enjoy, why not doing it.

16. Every time I wakeup in the morning I notice that I’m still breathing.

17. Yes I’m making them for myself noone else, because the decisions I made 2day determines my future, do I know where would be that people be, no.

18. Nothing else just to make sure I do take care of my family.

19. My children, what kind of life are they living, are they persuading success in their life. Because I would have play my part in their life.

20. Not done mathematics and physics in my high school beacuse lots of oppotunities depend on these subjects.

21. Because I was a good person on earth, I was sharing with people what I have and I had a good heart and I didn’t commit any commandment out of the 10.

22. Being there for them whatever situation they are going through.

23. If you have something on ur plate share with those that they are less fortunate.

24. Last week.

25. When I was pregnant my boyfriend brokeup with me. I was eight months pregnant that was the hard time of my life, but I just learned that he was not meant to be mine and just continue with my life.

26. I was busy with my career going to school, doing drivers licence, experincial training.

27. Living is knowing why are you living, what do you want to achieve, but existing you just live, you dont care as long as sunrises and set that enough for you.

28. The time is always now everytime, if you want to do something you do it now.

29. Yes helping my sister financially, she was going through tough time.

30. To love one another, even if you know them or not, to love someone can change their life for good.

31. Not studed enough at school, my results are just normally, but maybe if I did well enough I will be some where now.

32. Not realy, but the people your stealing to, they don’t know why you are stealing, stealing is stealing. You have to ask for help.

33. Singing, when ever I feel down I sing and look back from where I come from and what I have achieved and console myself with that.
34. Yes, to show how much I love my dad before he died.

35. Because when they are still alive we don’t seem to care, we think they want us to be someone we don’t want to be, and when they are gone and reliase what they did to ourlives we now see how important they are. That’s human nature we can’t change it.

36. It is important to love, you can’t expect someone to love you if you don’t love them, love them then they will love you.

37. At the point I’m working I won’t live my job, I will continue woking investing money for my kids so they may have good life after I die.

38. No hapiness goes with sadness even in the bible it is there, how will you know that 2day you are happy if you never been sad.

39. That I was a helping person, sharing what I have with others.

40. Yes, but it goes with mistakes and learning on the way in order to be perfect.

41. To depend on yourselve not others life, to make sure that your happy in life and to take care of the things in the world as God created us to do that.

42. Yes I am, who else would be, why would I torture myself. I’m happy.

43. Yes sometimes in life there are times where you think that what is happenng in my life it was impossiple and your the only1, with the help of God to cange that.

44. Relaxing, refreshing, this is the only body I live with it needs time to chill.

45. Gave someone I don’t know money to but food as she was begging on the street.

46. That life needs positive people, if you are positive nothing will stop you on the way, but if you are full of doubts you wont go anywhere in life.

47. I lost my wallet, and I realized this inside the taxi, and someone paid the taxi fare for me without expecting something in return.

48. Hate someone for no reason, if you walk with hate you destroying yourself.

49. By brakeuping with my ex boyfriend, he was hurt and he loved me, but it was for the best for both of us.

50. Is when I gave my neighbour some of my cloths.

6. Ashish kumar — November 15, 2012 at 7:17 am

I am speechless! Each question is a precious jewel which enters straight to your heart…

First of all I’ll try to answer all of them to myself… Thanks to the academic tips team… You are doing a great job…

7. Joan — November 15, 2012 at 7:54 am

Love these questions. Make me delve more into myself. Will try answering all these questions. My answers will be posted soon. Thanks for making my day. Good job.

8. RS — November 15, 2012 at 9:02 am

Answering these questions Would probably help me figure out myself better ….thanks

9. Fred — November 16, 2012 at 9:12 am

Very inspiring questions, thank you :)

10. Mosopefoluwa — November 16, 2012 at 11:16 am

Wonderful. A great self examination for all. Kudos

11. Kattsaysrawr! — November 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Wow, I think that these are really good advice-y questions… I LOVED IT!!!!!!!

12. Nadin — November 19, 2012 at 3:19 am

First of all, thanks to all of you ..the team and the readers.

The moment a person reads the questions, the answer glitter to the mind.. that it’s not a quiz it’s a kind of self revising..a test to know how conscious we are of our actions and way of thinking.

13. Varsha — November 19, 2012 at 4:51 am

It makes me think about my life! What I have leved yet bofore and what I want lever now!

Thanks for these questions.

14. Pallavi Kamble — November 22, 2012 at 7:48 am

Great questions, helped to look at life from another side.

15. Vignesh — November 25, 2012 at 3:54 am

It’s really a nice question pattern. And the same, Rhulani answers impressed…

16. Baha Obma — November 25, 2012 at 4:17 am

I really love these queries. They get me thinking.

17. Rhulani — November 29, 2012 at 2:54 am

Thank you Vignesh.

18. Chuka — December 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Thanks a lot. I’ll try and answer the questions.

19. Samra Hashmi — December 11, 2012 at 5:12 am

Thanks for the help. Enjoyed answering them.

20. Parul Singh — February 11, 2013 at 2:47 am

Rhulani, reading your each answer is worth and you are really a true person and a struggler as well. I am very much impressed by u.

21. Bahareh — February 28, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Q1- We are afraid of mistakes because this situation that we ruined might have been a chance for faster growing and also faster learning. And by this mistake our program may postponed to sometime later and because our time is limited we get upset. But the good news is that as much as we live somethings good can happen that can turn on our happiness. …

22. Samih Hijazin — March 2, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Great questions to ask anyone you really care about or anyone you enjoy listening to.

23. Malik Raqeeb Khan Afridi — March 14, 2013 at 6:56 am

All the questions are very… good questions. The full knowledge of life.

24. Atyaa — March 16, 2013 at 9:49 am

Nice all questions …. :)

25. Azher Memon — April 19, 2013 at 3:43 am

36- It is important to be loved because when someone loves you he/she will definitely cares for everything that you like or dislike.

37- I will pray for the forgiveness of my sins, and will employ the right path that leads to Heaven (Jannat).

38- Can there be taste in dishes without chili’s?

39- Follow the path of Holy Quraan and Last Prophet (May peace be upon him).

41- Human means who make other happy.

48- I will never do corruption.

26. Chaw — April 21, 2013 at 9:48 am

Those are not questions but the answers of our lives.

27. Brenda — April 26, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I want to answer the question about religion and love. I think it’s because it’s just the human nature to be competitive and there being so many religions in the world each of them wants more people to choose theirs because they believe their beliefs and ways are the right ones. Hence the tendency to want to dominate that just leads to resentment.

28. Sam — May 4, 2013 at 8:49 pm

If i had 5 years to live i would do all the things that most people consider impossible, like climb Mt. everest, go to space, start a charity that finds cures for various diseases, and die knowing i’ve done all that i could to live my life to the fullest and help a few people along the way.

29. Sonali Pathriya — June 4, 2013 at 9:29 am

Very nice questions.

30. Kiran — June 14, 2013 at 7:44 am

All the questions are very interesting .. I will try to answer these questions.

31. Jonathan Sumpter — June 18, 2013 at 9:45 pm

1. Through the fear that the previous generations (parent, gandparents, etc) of failure. After all you are raised by the previous generation. Its the mindset of fearing the seemingly “bad” short term affect of failing. If you were to look at failure as only a single point of billions of points on a graph (of your life), then it would not seem as “bad”. Failure does not equal death..in most cases.

2. The only difference is the spelling of the two. Being alive and truly living are both entirely relative terms, both having the possibility of a divergence of perception in the meaning between people. But through my subjective perspective I would have to say that being alive is existing in a physical body of some sort, and truly living is allowing all actions and reactions to come from love.

3. It is not the religion itself that is causing war, it is the subjective individuals that allow greed and hate to poison the true meaning of the religion they deem they are fighting for.

4. Yes, even though i have had relationships that have failed (many to be my fault) i would have to say that learning from every failure has allowed me to never judge, as much as humanly possible. I find that the relationships that allow both individuals to be exactly who they are, without having to alter or change their personality because of pet peeves.

5. Love does not mean sex in the literal sense, though commonly people who are sexually attracted to each other and love each other do end up having sex. Though the bond between children and parents only exists because the two parents had sex and created the child and therefore every relationship that the child had stemmed from the action that created him/her. So yeah, maybe sex=love, but not in the general term.

6. Teaching people how to learn to live to teach to love. Striving to achieve an equilibrium throughout our beautiful race, and end the wars between brothers of different colors. Unite our race.

7. I personally am doing exactly what i want to be doing. I live through the persona that i have created. Learning and accepting failure and allowing it to teach me many things.

8. Probably exactly the same way I do now. In my opinion the species that have a shorter life span experience the same amount of information logging as the species that has a life span of hundred of years.

9. Doing the right things, even though again it is an entirely relative term.

I like your questions and have read all of them, but if were to answer all of them here on this site it would take me a long time.

32. Zoe — July 16, 2013 at 12:04 am

Mind probing questions that stop us in our tracks each time we do or are about to do something as we live in this fast changing world. They will surely go a long way.

33. Maggie — July 16, 2013 at 8:27 am

Very thought provoking questions.

34. Sanam — July 18, 2013 at 7:50 am

It’s good to think about these questions, may help us in life.

35. Anu — July 25, 2013 at 9:48 am

Good thoughts ! If practice makes a man perfect and No man is perfect, then why practice?

36. Anonymous — August 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm


37. Shania — August 4, 2013 at 12:26 am

#5 Does love equal sex.

Answer: No. Well for one, you love your mother but you wouldn’t have sex with her! But when in a relationship with someone sex shouldn’t be “making love” because the love should already be there. You always hear people say “SEX IS FOR MARRIAGE!” without explaining why. The reason is because purity paves the way to intimacy (Intimacy – knowing someone fully and being known by them without the fear of rejection). Sex was designed as an expression of intimacy and a couple’s commitment and oneness. While impurity erodes the capacity to experience intimacy and lowers the satisfaction of sex.

38. Joanna — November 16, 2013 at 6:54 am

Great questions!!! I liked them all!!

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