Laughter — 27-Apr-05
What gets you laughing?
What are the functions of laughter?
Why/When is laughter contagious?
Destiny — 20-Apr-05
Do you believe in destiny?
Does destiny imply fate or predestination?
Do we create or submit to our destiny?
Curiosity — 13-Apr-05
What piques your curiosity?
Can curiosity endanger us?
Is natural human curiosity suppressed?
Harmony — 06-Apr-05
What are harmonious relations?
Is harmony metaphysical (a law of nature)?
What is the value of disharmony?
Struggle — 30-Mar-05
Is life by nature a struggle?
If so, is the meaning of life reducible to victory or survival or dying having fought the good fight?
Or can we win only by ceasing altogether to struggle?
Confusion — 23-Mar-05
What baffles you?
What are the causes/conspiracies of confusion?
Is anything intrinsically confusing (rather than merely productive of feelings of confusion in us)?
Home — 16-Mar-05
What does it take to make/have/own a home?
What makes you feel at home?
Where is your spiritual home?
Money — 09-Mar-05
Is money the root of evil or of progress?
Does allegiance to money crowd out other values?
Do we invest too much meaning in money?
Symbolism — 02-Mar-05
What is a symbol?
How are we to interpret symbols (in dreams, myths, art, etc.)?
What does symbolism convey that literalism can't?
Ritual — 23-Feb-05
What do rituals do for us?
May we dispense with all formalities?
Why do we need ceremony?
Illusion — 16-Feb-05
Do we need illusions to survive/succeed?
How pervasive/detectible are our illusions?
What criteria can differentiate reality and illusion?
Revenge — 09-Feb-05
How sweet is revenge?
Is revenge always wrong?
Is imagined revenge unhealthy?
Communication — 02-Feb-05
What makes communication possible?
What are the barriers to communication?
Does communication make us who we are?
The Will — 26-Jan-05
Is the will distinct from desire?
Is the will unconditionally free?
How conscious are you of your will, its aims and workings?
Adversity — 19-Jan-05
How do you deal with adversity?
Do we need adversity?
What is a fair fight?
Conformity — 12-Jan-05
Who does conformity serve?
Is conformity coerced?
Are we an overly conformist society?
Originality — 05-Jan-05
What is originality?
Where does originality come from?
How original are you?