Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
…because asking the right questions is the answer.
Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. Also, check out our book if you’re interested in reading even more thought-provoking questions.
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Muhammad Shadi al-Rajeh says
Thank you for bringing these questions to my attention. I will try to answer them all 😀
Francisco Pedro says
All these lead us to reflect on our lives, and how short it is. For me it was a good reflection!
One easy way to waste a life: not doing what you love and not loving who you do. 😛
Jerry Hislip says
Marc and Angel,
This has got to be one of your best posts ever. The reason I listed my comment as I did was because I think I’ve broken all of your questions and what they stand for at one time or another. I’m 75 years young and a recovering Alcoholic also was doing uppers and downers drugs but I’ve enjoyed 30 years of sobriety—-I found God when I was 50, had a very loving and supportive family and the rest is history! These 40 questions have been most refreshing! I hope everyone loved your post as much as I did! Thank you for coming into my life! Sorry to ramble on.
Wow, number 10… what a powerful sentence.
Such simple questions have such different perspective. Thanks for everything, I come to this blog every time I need a new angle on life.
I love all your posts. I hope there are really two people here named Marc and Angel, because knowing positive people like you exist helps me. Mahalo for your generosity and positivity… I share your posts with a lot with others.
Lots of food for thought! Thank you.
Isbn Nimako says
These are awakening questions. They tend to trigger some things that have been kind of dormant in our minds for some time now. Thumbs up guys.
reply to 21. I want him to be happy, and I like him the way he is. I wouldn’t change a thing. But if I have to choose, I choose intelligence.
Thank you for your posts.
Ouch. Tears. Piercing right to the heart of the matter. Thanks for the wake-up call.
What an exceptional post, I love this!
What is worse than death?
Awesome questions! These would make great postcards.
Wow, I can relate to a lot these questions. They make me think. I guess that’s good and sad.
These are questions I/we can ask ourselves everyday. This is the first step and we can only take one step at a time. Read and take action constantly. That is life.
john bradshaw says
What brilliant questions I,ll have to go through them all again. Deep, and a bit frightening.
Nik Halik says
Interesting! Great Questions…
Thanks for posting all these great questions!
Keep on making more.
i stumbled upon your website today and what i found out is truly a treasure worth every second of my time. spent the whole day going through your articles. thanks for sharing all those wonderful stories, questions and much needed write-ups that not only provide inspiration but could turn a life around.
Prisma S says
A few years ago I would’ve not been able to answer these questions or I probably would’ve given some vague answer. Today, though, I have answered them very genuinely and I understand that I’m in a time dedicated to study, self discovery and spiritual development. Answering these questions helped me to understand that my life’s journey will take me to where I need it to and I’m ready…
Gagan Masoun says
A wonderful collection of superb questions and photos 🙂
Good questions… it’s time to stop living an unconscious life.
This is awesome! What hit me the most is “Are you holding on to something that you need to let go of?”
It hit home because I have been holding on to my relationship that has since ended, and I just realized that it’s time for new experiences!
Thanks so much for sharing!
These are really great questions we need to constantly remind ourselves.
Thank you for creating this website and sharing all the quotes, questions, and stories, really enjoy and love it~ =D
johnson captain says
What a great list of questions.
Juan Pablo says
Wonderful questions all. How to get to the answers is quite hard and what to do when you get there is fraught with difficulties. How many people are trapped no matter the dream. It is an awful feeling, and wishing does not pay the rent.
All of these questions are so nerve wracking. I have wanted to travel to so many places for so long… and I’ve wanted to live for myself and love myself. But all of that requires a lot of money, and I need money for “stability” in today’s society… I feel so stuck.
Vinod Sharma says
Many are hard to answer, but a very good list for Self-Improvement. Everyone should write the answers to these questions every year to assess and notice the change.
Live life to the fullest and focus on the present, the not past or future. Live in the moment and make the best of what you have or don’t have. If you live inside your mind all the time you will miss out on life. Get out and live, work, play and be among people who enjoy your company. Optimism, is just as contagious and pessimism. Be careful!
Wow… what fabulous thought provoking pics. Amazing. This should be a book… Or a poster series on my wall. A fabulous recipe and balance of life activities.
These are all really great, but the fourth question was a big revelation for me. We constantly put ourselves down or have a negative outlook on ourselves, but we see that as okay because that’s just how we are. However, if another person treated us that exact same way, we would hate them and think of them as one of the worst people that we know. It’s really strange to think of what we will take from ourselves, but not put up with from others.
Peter Rorvig says
Too good! That’s a lot of good questions to work through…work through everyday. Thanks for the blog!
On question 21, I would rather my child be less attractive and more intelligent. In the end, it only matters what’s on the inside, not the outside.
Worst than death?
To live a full life doing what you do not want to do.
Wine Guy says
#27…. if it had come first, I would’ve stopped reading then.
As it is, I stopped reading at #27.
Interesting questions. I think I’ll store this for a journaling resource. In going through the comments I can definitely see that where I am in my life has made my answers different than some of these folks at different points. I remember worrying about college and getting a job. Now I worry about doing right by my kids and helping them be successful adults. And worse than death: losing a child. I would definitely rather my children be less attractive and more intelligent. I’m not beauty queen, but I have a loving husband who is as attracted to my brain as my face.
Oddly, going through these questions made me feel very good about where I am in my life and the choices I’ve been making. That is a nice change from some past me’s.
Makes you want to be a better person, asap. Kind of a reality check, it helped me remember not to stress about many things in this world. Good questions all around.
Here’s a great saying that I begin my day with:
“Yesterday is but a memory, Tomorrow is a vision,
But, Today well lived, will make every Yesterday
A memory of happiness and
Every Tomorrow a vision of hope –
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Kobo Daishi, Buddhist Master
These are very provocative – twingy feelings in the solar-plexus kind of provocative. It is good to check in against the dark forces of denial!! Thank you Marc and Angel for being in my life, it is always refreshing and interesting reading your blog.
Some of those questions – well, lots of them were kind of a slap in the face saying, “Get it together man!” Although I’ve had those thoughts in the back of my mind for a very long time, I’ve always just pushed them out of the way…
Michael Byron Smith says
Wow! This gives me some great fodder for my blog on ‘Helping Fathers Become Dads’, not to mention great incentive to think about things and ourselves, which we often do not take the time to do.
Cy Serom says
No. 36, keeps bothering me every night. I want to speak it out. I want to quit my job. I just don’t know how and when is the right time. :/
This is such a beautiful list. Thank you.
I am just speechless, because this post really touches every area of my life.
All of these questions are so great…I am reading them again, again, and again….and finally I have started changing from who I was. Thanks so much for posting this!
Ayesha Giselle Life Coach says
Thank you for your thought provoking questions, and wonderful pictures.
Sue Hanson says
Wow, great read and life has changed for me in the last 6 months and I’ve had to learn a lot about myself and reflect on what I want out of my life. These were great questions to ponder and answer!
I’ve got a few questions..
Most of us relate or get all emotional about these questions..
Does that mean that most of us are looking for a purpose or a reason or a incentive to keep going? Are we looking for something or someone? Are we bored, confused and just curious for something/anything else?
Or maybe I’m just being negative..
Anyway, thanks for opening some new doors…
I actually do have a question myself:
What is the reason that as far as I can tell you have not replied to any of the comments?