“Evolutionarily-speaking, we are designed to understand + be understood.
We’ve got five distinct senses.
We’ve got a whole brain region devoted to connecting abstract ideas to words + symbols.
We’ve got 45 miles of nerves running through our bodies, with impulses that travel at 325 miles an hour.
And we’ve got a soul. An essence. A source of intuition.
As human beings, we’re uniquely gifted with the ability to dive deep, to probe + connect, to soften the barricades that divide us, and to really get each other.
We don’t always succeed, of course.
But maybe we’re not asking the right questions.
Here’s a collection of questions to inspire self-discovery + understanding”
ϟ What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
Yesterday: “you just made me realized that I wanna be a famous person like you,,, just wait and I’ll become,,,, I wish that we could be friends,,,,, just wait seba,,,, we will meet,,,,,I promised”
ϟ What’s one thing you’re deeply proud of — but would never put on your résumé?
I’ve finished a lot of games 100%
ϟ What’s the most out-of-character choice you’ve ever made?
Move to Japan.
ϟ If a mysterious benefactor wrote you a check for $5,000 and said, “Help me solve a problem — any problem!” … what would you do with him or her?
I will fell scared…
ϟ What are you FREAKISHLY good at?
ϟ What’s one dream that you’ve tucked away, for the moment? How come?
Long time ago I wanted to become an astronaut.
ϟ What are you STARVING for?
ϟ If you could have tea with one fictional character, who would it be?
ϟ Do you have a morning ritual?
Runnnn!!! or I would be late!!!
ϟ Do you believe in magic? When have you felt it?
Yes, love for example!
ϟ Is there something that people consistently ask for your advice on? What is it?
They ask me “How do you style your hair?”
ϟ Have you ever fantasized about changing your first name? To what?
I like my name!
ϟ When was the last time you astonished yourself?
Everyday… Life is so beautiful
ϟ What’s your personal anthem or theme song?
My life is too complicated to be reduce to only one song
ϟ Do you ever yearn for your life, before Facebook?
ϟ What’s your definition of an ideal houseguest?
Clean and near the sea.
ϟ If you had an extra $100 to spend on yourself every week, what would you do?
Foooooooood for me and my cat.
ϟ If you could sit down with your 15-year old self, what would you tell him?
Live your life with no regrets!
ϟ What are you BORED of?
ϟ What’s the best birthday cake you ever ate?
ϟ How do you engage with panhandlers on the street?
I usually give them come coins and I hope they are happy or they will be happy in the future.
ϟ Do you think LOVE is chemical, intellectual, spiritual — or completely undefinable?
ϟ Have you ever dreamed about starting a business? (Or if you’ve already got one — a new business?)
ϟ Are you afraid of flying in airplanes?
I fly too much to be afraid of flying.
ϟ What’s your most urgent priority for the rest of the year?
ϟ If you could master any instrument on earth, what would it be?
ϟ Have you ever been genuinely afraid for your physical safety?
Nope, I am crazy already…
ϟ What are you an expert on? Is it because of training, lived experience, or both?
No one is an expert in anything, there are too many things we don’t know.
ϟ Has a teacher ever changed your life? How so?
ϟ Are there any household chores you secretly enjoy? Which ones — and why?
Nope… but I like to have a clean house!
ϟ What does FEAR feel like, in your body?
Like this ↓
ϟ Do you think you’re currently operating at 100% capacity?
ϟ What do you value most: free time, recognition, or money?
ϟ If you could save one endangered species from extinction, which would you choose?
ϟ Would you like to write a book? (About what?)
ϟ If you could choose your own life obstacles, would you keep the ones you have?
ϟ Have you ever SCREAMED at someone? (What did they do?)
ϟ Do you think there’s going to be an anti-technology whiplash, in our lifetime?
ϟ Where + when do you get your BEST IDEAS?
Before I go to sleep.
ϟ Have you ever met one of your HEROES?
I haven’t met Super Mario yet.
ϟ What’s in your fridge, right this moment?
ϟ Can you tell when someone is LYING?
ϟ Can you tell when someone is telling the TRUTH?
I usually believe others.
ϟ Have you ever pushed your body further than you dreamed possible?
ϟ Are you living your LIFE PURPOSE — or still searching?
I hope I am living my life purpose, but I am still searching for more.
ϟ What’s the WORST piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
You should give up.
ϟ How do you CELEBRATE your victories?
With Final Fantasy theme song…
Ta ta ta ta ta ta ta taaaaaa!!!!
ϟ Would you consider yourself an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert?
ϟ Do you think everyone has the capacity to be a LEADER?
ϟ Is WAR a necessary EVIL?
ϟ Are YOU a starter, a finisher, or an implementer?
ϟ Have you ever unplugged from the Internet for more than a week?
Yes, but not in the past 2 years.
ϟ Do you think we should live like we’re dying?
No! We should live like something amazing is going to happend soon!
ϟ Do you have any habits or quirks you wish you could ERASE?
Nope, they are part of who I am.
ϟ Have you ever dramatically changed a habit, or gotten yourself out of a rut? How’d you do it?
Maybe in middle school, but then I’ve changed back cos now I know who I am.
ϟ Would you rather be a lonely genius, or a sociable idiot?
Sociable idiot cos at least I would be enjoying life, which I believe is the most beautiful thing.
ϟ What was your very first JOB?
ϟ Are you highly useful in a CRISIS?
I don’t know. It depends.
ϟ Do you like to be SAVED — or do the saving?
Do the saving.
ϟ What’s one mistake you keep repeating (and repeating)?
Trust people too much.
ϟ If you were heading out on a ROAD TRIP right this minute, what would you pack?
I wish I could pack my cat.
ϟ Do you have any irrational fears?
I don’t think so.
ϟ When you see peers + competitors getting things you want, how do you react?
I’m only competing with myself, so if they are friends I am happy for them, if I don’t know them I don’t really care.
ϟ If you were to die three hours from now, what would you regret most?
I will use those last 3 hours to tell all people that I love how much I love them and I will regret not be able to release my own album.
ϟ What’s something you’ve tried, that you’ll never, ever try again?
Never say never!
ϟ If you could enroll in a PhD program, with your tuition paid in full by a mysterious benefactor, what would you study — and why?
ϟ Have you ever had a complete + total nervous breakdown? (How did you recuperate?)
ϟ Have you ever set two friends up on a date? (How did it go?)
Yes… bad idea haha!
ϟ What’s your recipe for recuperating from extreme heartbreak?
Run! Travel! Relax!
ϟ Have you ever (actually) kept a New Year’s Resolution?
ϟ Have you ever met someone who was genuinely EVIL?
I don’t know, but if I did I don’t remember them,
ϟ Do you believe that everyone deserves redemption + forgiveness?
Yes, but only if they really try their best to fix what they’ve done wrong.
ϟ What was the BEST KISS of your entire life?
ϟ Do you secretly miss Polaroid cameras?
I still use it!
ϟ What makes YOU so special,
anyway? (No, really.)
We are all special in our own way. So I guess I am being myself.
ϟ What’s in your pocket right now?
ϟ Ever fantasize about being in a rock band? What would your group be called?
I was until couple of weeks ago and I will have a new one in Japan in less the. 2 months.
ϟ Have you ever stolen anything? (Money, candy, hearts, time?)
ϟ When was the last time you saw an animal in the wild?
ϟ What’s the hardest thing you ever had to write — and why?
A goodbyeletter to my gramma that was going to die.
ϟ Who’s the last person that deeply disappointed you? (What happened?)
I was trusting some people like my own brothers, but they’ve ended up being not my friends at all.
ϟ Have you ever won an award? What was it for?
ϟ How long can you (comfortably) go without checking your emails or texts?