I ran across a series of books that may help steer us away from some of the acrimonious and vitriolic thinking in which we have engaged. You know that it isn't healthy to harbor negative thoughts and feelings. Anger and hate builds up like tar and nicotine inside the lungs of a smoker. So let's do something a little bit of fun, something that could be constructive for you, and something that will definitely make you think. The book before me is called If . . . Questions for the Soul by Evelyn McFarland & James Saywell. They also wrote: If . . . Questions for the Game of Life, If2 . . . More Questions for the Game of Life, and If3 . . . Questions for the Game of Love. Periodically I shall choose provocative questions to get you thinking. If you are a person who feels you can't ever think of anything to say, ask one of these questions in a group, and you will probably fire off a discussion. If you want to get your kids to know you better and vice versa, introduce one of these questions over dinner. Obviously, you should not force people to answer if they appear uncomfortable. These questions can make you actually think, and can make you know yourself better. Let me know what you think of this exercise.
When you respond to the question, copy and paste the question or refer to it so we will know what you are answering.
1. IF YOU WERE TO LEARN THAT THERE ACTUALLY IS A HEAVEN AND A HELL, WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU’D CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE?
2. IF YOU WERE TO ADD AN 11TH COMMANDMENT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
3. IF YOU COULD HAVE AVOIDED KNOWING ABOUT ONE THING DURING YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE, AND WHY?