Live sporting events have a certain thrill that comes from not knowing what is going to happen. Each year, the Super Bowl has a huge TV audience during the live broadcast, but outside of fans of the winning team, there is much less desire for recordings of past Super Bowls.
Why should that be? Where does that thrill come from? Why is it better to watch a sporting event live rather than recorded?
Related questions: What is time? Why are we fascinated with the unknown? Why do we like what we like? Why do people like games?
Once you make up your mind on a particular topic, it can be very difficult to accept new ideas or to consider alternate opinions. Ideally, we would be open to new interpretations or different ways of looking at things, but it doesn’t always happen.
How can we be more open to alternate points of view? What is necessary to change your mind?
Related questions: How can you achieve compromise? How is a decision made? How can we encourage debate?
If I have an idea, you can argue that it exists in the biochemical stew that is my brain. If I share that idea, whether it be through speech, through writing, or through smoke signals, it now has an existence that is outside a person or persons.
Where? Where do shared ideas exist?
Related questions: Where do ideas come from? What is an idea? What does it mean to share something?
In order to have success at whatever you choose to do — career, relationships, hobbies, etc. — you need to know what it means to be successful. How would you know you’ve done it unless you know what it is?
So let’s hear from our individual readers: How do you define success?
Related questions: When is it useful to fail? Why are definitions important? How do you set goals?
A question from reader Meagan:
Some drugs, like alcohol, are legal and regulated. Most states allow the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, and some even allow it for recreational use. Others can be proscribed by a doctor and are strictly controlled. Still others are outlawed completely.
What would happen if all drugs were made legal? What would the ramifications and consequences be?