The Ultimate List of Story Themes for Writers

Plot themes are organized by category and suggest you interesting questions to consider

Arrogance and Pride

  • Can you be arrogant if you are really the best at what you do?
  • Is there anything that justifies arrogance?
  • Should you be falsely modest to avoid arrogance?
  • Can we be proud without being arrogant?
  • What is the difference between pride and arrogance


      • What is art?
      • Is art useful or useless?
      • What is the place of art in society?
      • What is the value of art versus something else for society?


            • Can attachment be positive?
            • Does positive attachment justify the pain of losing a loved one?
            • Can attachment be let go off?
            • Does love mean attachment?
            • How does it feel to be attached to a loved one?
            • Is attachment the cause of suffering?


              • What does it mean to be autonomous?
              • Is is better to be autonomous in the mind or in the physical realm?
              • What is worth sacrificing to be autonomous?
              • Is autonomy ever wise to give away?


                    • Is beauty internal or external?
                    • Is beauty a concept or something instrinsic?
                    • Does beauty ever fade?
                    • Can beauty be sold or just enjoyed?

                          Becoming Part of the Elite

                          • What does it take to be part of the best?
                          • How to collaborate with experts?
                          • How to overcome ego to get ot the top of competency?
                          • What needs to be sacrified to be part of the elite?
                          • What is the role of the elite towards society?
                          • What is expected from the elite?
                          • What kid of resources does the elite have access that the rest does not?,


                          • What do you believe in?
                          • Can beliefs go too far?
                          • When should beliefs be questioned?
                          • Can reality prove beliefs wrong?
                          • How can beliefs be compared?
                          • Are some beliefs more worthy than others?


                            • What are the reasons for betrayal?
                            • Is betrayal ever justified?
                            • Should betrayal be justified?
                            • Can betrayal be forgiven?
                            • Can betrayal be justified by noble intent?


                                • What should be celebrated?
                                • How can we celebrate something?
                                • Do we celebrate alone or with other people?
                                • Can celebration go too far?
                                • Is there a bad time to celebrate?


                                    • Is change always a good thing?
                                    • When should change be encouraged?
                                    • Can change go too far?
                                    • When should change be fought?

                                          Change of Power

                                          • When is a change of power required?
                                          • What is the correct way to change power?
                                          • Does a need to change power justify violence?
                                          • Who is abilitated to change power?
                                          • Should the people decide on a change of power?
                                          • What is the role of the military in a change of power?

                                            Change versus Tradition

                                            • When should traditions be upheld?
                                            • What is the value of change against proven traditions?
                                            • Can traditions always remain the same or they need to be adapted?
                                            • When does change become tradition?

                                                  Chaos and Order

                                                  • Is violence justified to uphold order?
                                                  • Is chaos always a bad thing?
                                                  • Are chaos and order a necessary cycle?
                                                  • What are the positive sides of chaos?

                                                        Circle of Life

                                                        • What is the circle of life?
                                                        • Can the circle of life
                                                        • predation and death be broken?
                                                        • Is nature cruel?
                                                        • Does a life need to end for another to survive?

                                                              Coming of Age

                                                              • What is involved in coming of age?
                                                              • Does coming of age requires a ritual or a challenge?
                                                              • What is gained through coming of age?
                                                              • Is anything lost by becoming an adult?

                                                                    Common sense

                                                                    • What is common sense?
                                                                    • Is common sense ever wrong?
                                                                    • What is the place of common sense in society?
                                                                    • Can common sense blind us from progress?


                                                                          • Can everything be communicated?
                                                                          • How to communicate in an efficient way?
                                                                          • Can too much be communicated?
                                                                          • What does communication require?
                                                                          • What can block communication?


                                                                              • What is the value of companionship?
                                                                              • What does companionship bring?
                                                                              • How to find companionship?
                                                                              • What makes a good companion?


                                                                                    • What is a conspiracy?
                                                                                    • What kind of conspiracies are there?
                                                                                    • Can a conspiracy be done for the good of society?
                                                                                    • How to fight conspiracies?
                                                                                    • How to discover conspiracies?
                                                                                    • How to protect ourselves from conspiracies?


                                                                                      • What does it mean to be brave?
                                                                                      • What separates bravery from foolish daring?
                                                                                      • Can courage be misplaced?
                                                                                      • How can brave people be exploited?


                                                                                            • What is the relationship between creation and destruction?
                                                                                            • What is the value of creation?
                                                                                            • Where does creation come from?
                                                                                            • What is worth creating?


                                                                                                  • Why do people commit crimes?
                                                                                                  • What is a crime?
                                                                                                  • Are criminals different than normal people?
                                                                                                  • Is crime sometimes justified?


                                                                                                        • Is there life after death?
                                                                                                        • What is involved in dying?
                                                                                                        • Is it possible to know what is after death?
                                                                                                        • Does death bring anything to life?


                                                                                                              • What is worth our dedication?
                                                                                                              • Are there any limit to dedication?
                                                                                                              • Can everything be sacrified for our dedication?
                                                                                                              • Can we be too dedicated?


                                                                                                                    • What makes democracy a good system?
                                                                                                                    • Does democracy work?
                                                                                                                    • Is democracy exploited by smart people to enslave others?
                                                                                                                    • Is there something better than democracy?


                                                                                                                          • How to cope with despair?
                                                                                                                          • What does despair teach us?
                                                                                                                          • How can we heal despair?
                                                                                                                          • Is despair impossible to avoid?


                                                                                                                                • Which illusions can be broken?
                                                                                                                                • Is disillusionment bad or good?
                                                                                                                                • What does it mean to lose our illusions?
                                                                                                                                • Is being realistic better than having positive illusions?


                                                                                                                                      • What kind of dreams can we have?
                                                                                                                                      • Do dreams serve us or hinder us?
                                                                                                                                      • Should we follow our dreams?
                                                                                                                                      • Do our dreams tell us something about ourselves?


                                                                                                                                            • What does empowerment mean?
                                                                                                                                            • What can we gain power over?
                                                                                                                                            • Do we have inner power or power over our lives?
                                                                                                                                            • How can we empower people?


                                                                                                                                                  • How to escape?
                                                                                                                                                  • What can help us in our escape?
                                                                                                                                                  • Who can we trust?
                                                                                                                                                  • Is escape worth the risk?

                                                                                                                                                        Everlasting love

                                                                                                                                                        • Can love last for a lifetime?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can love be extinguished?
                                                                                                                                                        • How can we find everlasting love?
                                                                                                                                                        • What are the conditions for love to last forever?

                                                                                                                                                              Facing Evil

                                                                                                                                                              • What does it take to face evil?
                                                                                                                                                              • Who can face evil?
                                                                                                                                                              • Is there a sacrifice required to face evil?
                                                                                                                                                              • Can evil be faced without consequences?
                                                                                                                                                              • Does it take violence or something else to face evil?

                                                                                                                                                                  Facing Reality

                                                                                                                                                                  • What does it mean to face reality?
                                                                                                                                                                  • Who can face reality?
                                                                                                                                                                  • What prevents us to face reality?
                                                                                                                                                                  • Do we have any idea separating us from reality?


                                                                                                                                                                        • How to deal with failure?
                                                                                                                                                                        • What does it mean to fail?
                                                                                                                                                                        • Does failure say something aobut ourselves?
                                                                                                                                                                        • Can we overcome failure?
                                                                                                                                                                        • Is failure definitive?
                                                                                                                                                                        • Does failure make us grow?


                                                                                                                                                                          • What can we have faith in?
                                                                                                                                                                          • Does faith require sacrifice from us?
                                                                                                                                                                          • Can true faith waver?
                                                                                                                                                                          • What does faith demand from us?
                                                                                                                                                                          • Does faith require us to fight others for it?


                                                                                                                                                                              • What is the value of family?
                                                                                                                                                                              • What does family expect from us?
                                                                                                                                                                              • What does family provide us with?
                                                                                                                                                                              • Does family require sacrifice from us?


                                                                                                                                                                                    • Does fate exist?
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Do we each have a fate?
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Can we avoid our fate?
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Can we make our own fate?
                                                                                                                                                                                    • What is our fate in life?


                                                                                                                                                                                        • What does it mean to be a father?
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Does it change anything to our lives to become a father?
                                                                                                                                                                                        • How does it change the man to become a father?
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Does fatherhood bring any character traits?


                                                                                                                                                                                              • How can we face our fears?
                                                                                                                                                                                              • How can we deal with our fears?
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Are all fears bad?
                                                                                                                                                                                              • What does fear bring us?
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Can fear make us grow?
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Should we defeat all fears?


                                                                                                                                                                                                • Is equality or feminism the goal?
                                                                                                                                                                                                • What do women need?
                                                                                                                                                                                                • What should the relationships between men and women be?
                                                                                                                                                                                                • What are the values we should all adopt?
                                                                                                                                                                                                • How can we bring equality?
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Should we do positive discrimination to advance the feminist cause?

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Free Will

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Do we have free will?
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Can we influence our fate?
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Where does free will come from?
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What does free will give us?


                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What is the meaning of freedom?
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is freedom internal or external?
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Do we need to fight for freedom?
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What should we be free from?


                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What do friends bring us?
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What is the value of friendship?
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Does friendship naturally?
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What makes good friendship?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What is fulfilling?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • How can we pursue fulfilment?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What does it mean to be fulfilled?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is fulfilment coming from things or something deeper?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • What does the future have in store for us?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • How can we ensure a good future for us?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Should we sacrifice things in the present for a good future?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Is the future going to be better than now?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Should we be afraid of the future?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What is glory?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • How can we pursue glory and make a name for ourselves?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is glory the same for everybody or people have different definitions of it?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Does the pursuit of glory justify sacrifices?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is glory worth pursuing?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is glory just a good term for ego gratification?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Does God exist?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Is God good or evil?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Does God demand things from us?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • What is the purpose of God?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Good versus Evil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What is good and evil?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Can one exist without the other?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Where does evil come from?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Do we have both good and evil inside of us?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What makes us choose good or evil?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Can good triumph over evil definitively?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Are they just a different perspective of the world?,


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What is the role of the government?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Who should be in charge of the government?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What can the government do for the people?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Which type of government is the best?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Is the governemtn good or evil?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Does the government benefit or enslave the people?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Is government corrupt?,


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Is greed ever good?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What are the effects of greed?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What does greed bring into the world?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What does balance greed?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Growing up

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is growing up difficult?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Do we lose something by growing up?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is growing up automatic or does it require effort?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What is growing up about?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What makes us happy?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Does happiness look the same for everybody?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Do we need to chase happiness or does it come automatically?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Can our happiness be chalenged?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Where does hate come from?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is hate ever justified?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Does hate show us something wrong inside of us?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is hate the opposite of love?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What can heal hate?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Having Children

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What does having children entail?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Does having children change us?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is everybody ready to have children?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is it always a good idea?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Are we all meant to have children?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Does having children change us?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What breaks our heart?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • How do we heal heartbreak?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What does heartbreak teach us?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What is the link between heartbreak and attachment?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What can be considered as heroic?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Should heroism be exhalted?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What makes a hero?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Can anybody be a hero?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Does heroism come from destiny or from personal effort?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • How are hierarchies organized?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What makes a good hierarchy?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Why some hierarchies fail?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Who is put at the top of a hierarchy?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Are there several types of hierarchies?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What is honor?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Do we each have a certain honor that needs to be guarded?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is honor something individual or at the level of society?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Can defending honor jsutify cruelty?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is honor just a positive way to disguise ego and pride?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • What can give us hope?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Is false hope a good thing?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Can we ever be too hopeful?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • What does hope bring to life?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • What is the effect of hope on our actions?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Human Nature

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What does it mean to be human?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Can we go against our nature?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is there such a thing as human nature?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Can human nature be fought?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Should human nature be encouraged or fought against?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What makes us who we are?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Are we the product of our environment?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Can we create who we are?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What makes our identity?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is our identity tied to our family and culture?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Can our idnetity be destroyed?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What is the value of our identity?,


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What is our ideology?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Are our ideas set in stone?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • When do ideas become an ideology?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What is the difference between ideology and a dogma?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • How can we protect ourselves against ignorance?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Do we know when we are ignorant?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What does it mean to live in ignorance?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is ignorance of certain life realities bliss?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is ignorance better than knowledge?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What would happen if we were immortal?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • How would we live our lives?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Can we achieve immortality?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What would be necessary sacrifices to attain immortality?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Would the price of immortality be too high?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What makes us an individual?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Is society threatening our individuality?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Do we need to protect it?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What is the relationship between my individuality and yours?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Should we sacrifice our individuality for the group?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Can society destroy our individuality?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Is it worth pursuing if it antagonizes us from our family?,


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • How to treat injustice?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Can we make our own injustice?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Does it warrant revenge?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Should we accept some part of injustice?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • How can we deal with the fundamental injustices between people in life?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Inner peace

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • How can we attain it?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • What does inner peace mean?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Is it something that everybody can achieve or is it reserved to a small elite?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • What can we do if we do not have it?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Is it a permanent state or something that is volatile?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Are we all innocent when we are children?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Do we lose our innocence as we age?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Can a lost innocence ever be recovered?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What can we do to protect people against the loss of their innocence?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What is the value of innocence?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is innocence what allows us to be vulnerable?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • How does it feel to be isolated?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Does isolation mean protection from harm?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Is it something that is sometimes desirable?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • What do we achieve when we are isolated from the outside world?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Can we be not isolated enough?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • What are the psychological effects of isolation?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • How does jealousy feel like?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What are the effects of jealousy?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Is jealousy something that pushes towards achievement?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Can jealousy push us towards evil?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Does attachment lead to jealousy?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Who has the right to bring justice?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Is vilified revenge th same as justice?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Can justice go too far?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Who can decide what is just and what is not?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Is it men or a spiritual power who can decide what is justice?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Can we be kind towards our enemies?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Can we be too kind?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Are there situations where kindness is not advised?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Does kindness lead us to being exploited?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Is kindness something to be encouraged or is it something that makes us vulnerable to evil?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What is the price of knoweldge?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Do we ever know too much?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Are there certain parts of knowledge that should be kept secret?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is there some knowledge that is dangerous?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Can it harm somebody who possesses a certain knowledge?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Can we ever forget what we should not know?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is knowledge better than ignorance?,


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is it the law of men or the law of gods?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Who can replace the law?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is law a corrupted system?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • How can we guard law against its own weaknesses?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Does everybody has the right to practice law?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What is the place of law in society?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What is the relationship between law and justice?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What should we do when the law is unjust


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What does it take to lead men?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What are the qualities of a good leader?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Who has the right to lead society?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • How should leaders be treated?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is leadership something that brings us advantages or is it a sacrifice for the common good?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Are the qualities the same between a woman and a man who are good leaders?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Does leadership justify perpetrating crimes for the common good?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Who in sociecty decides who is abilitated to lead?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What remains of our life after we die?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What do people want to leave as legacy?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What is the value of our legacy to our children?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is legacy something we leave to our family or something we leave for society?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is it something we need to fight for?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Who gives us liberty?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is democracy the only system that gives lbierty to its citizen?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Can we have too much liberty?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is liberty causing anxiety in people?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Can an oppressive system be better than liberty?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What is the meaning of life?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Is there something such as a good life?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What can make our life meaningful?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Does death bring value to life?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Can we have eternal life?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What does it feel like to give life?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What is the value of logic in society?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • When logic goes agaisnt our intuition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • which one should we follow?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is logic more or less important than feelings?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Can logic protect us from meaninglessness?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is there something more true than logic?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • How does it feel to be lonely?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Can loneliness be cured by being around other people?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Does loneliness makes us stronger?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Why are we sometimes feeling lonely in the company of others?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • How can we cure loneliness?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Can we help other people out of their loneliness or is it something they need to address on their own?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What can be lost?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Can what was lost be recovered or recreated?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What is gained when we lose something?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is loss teaching us something?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Can loyalty be misplaced?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Who deserves our loyalty?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • If our loyalty is misplaced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • does it jsutify breaking it?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Does disloyalty need to be punished?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • How does it feel when somebody betrays our loyalty?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is slef-respect more important than loyalty?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What makes us lucky?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Can we make our own luck?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Does gratitude bring luck?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Does being a "good" person make us lucky?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Man versus Machine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • How does it feel like to fight our own creation?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Can human progress go too far and create conflict with our own creations?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What would be the opinion of an artifical intelligence about humanity?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What would be the objectives of an autonomous artifical intelligence?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Man versus Nature

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Can we ever dominate nature?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Does nature punish us when we disrespect it?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Is our comfort more important than harmony with nature?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Is it humans or nature that is stronger?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is manipulation ever justified?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • How does it feel like to be manipulated?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What can be gained through manipulation?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Does protecting the innocent justify manipulation?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is it right to manipulate evil people?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Can the result of manipulation be peace and happiness?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • What is the reason of existing for mankind?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Do we have a purpose as a species?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Were we created or are we the product of random events?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Do we have a fate to accomplish?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • What is our status in the universe?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • What is the purpose of a single individual with regard to mankind?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Masculine versus Feminine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What is the relationship of masculine versus femine?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is one principle more important than the other?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Can they work together or are they destined to be forever in conflict?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Who has the responsibility for balance?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Does an imbalance justify revenge or getting even?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • What is the behavior of materialistic people?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Why are so many people focused on their materialistic needs?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • What is more important than materialism?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Are there situations where being materialistic is good?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • When do we have too much?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Is materialism the same as greed?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What does it mean to be mature?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Is it something we develop automatically as we get older or does it require work?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Can we be mature too quickly?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Does maturity automatically involve a loss of innocence?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Can we teach maturity to people or is it something that requires experience?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What is the difference between maturity and common sense?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Is maturity the same as wisdom?,


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What is the true meaning of mercy?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Can we be too merciful?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Is mercy something respected or exploited by society?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Should we expect mercy from others?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What is the importance of money?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Can money make us happy?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What are the uses for money?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What are things more important than money?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • How much sacrifice should be made to earn money?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What defines what is right and wrong?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What is immoral?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is morality fixed?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is it the same in every culture and across time?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Who can define what is moral and what is not?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Can something be immoral if it does not hurt anybody?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is morality the same as ethics?,


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is it something special to be a mother?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What is the role of a mother in society?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Does having children change a woman?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is having children a creative act?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is it the same experience to be a mother or a father after birth?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Does being a mother bring specific character traits?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What is the role of nationalism?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Does nationalism still have a reason of being in a modern interconnected world?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Does nationalism always lead to xenophobia and isolationism?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is nationalism correlated with ignorance?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What are the principles of nature?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What can nature teach us?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is nature our friend or our enemy?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Does nature care about mankind?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Do humans intrinsically follow nature's principles?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Does necessity push us towards greatness?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Are we ready to do anything our of necessity?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Can necessity justify crime?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Do successful people become successful out of necessity?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Does necessity bring innovation?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • How does it feel to be neglected?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is neglect transmitted to our offspring?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Can neglect be a positive thing?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What are the effects of emotional neglect?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Why do we have nightmares?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Are nightmares useful?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What is the link between nightmares and our subconscious?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What makes us have nightmares or plesant dreams?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What is normal behavior?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What should we do with anormal behavior?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is there a greater value in being normal or exceptional in a positive way?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is the respect of normality a positive thing for society?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What defines an opportunity?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Does opportunity always go hand in hand with risk?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is it better to maximize opportunity or limit risk?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • When should an opportunity not be followed?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Why do people want to oppress others?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What are the means used by oppression?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is it possible to fight oppression?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is oppression impossible to avoid?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Is it better to be pessimistic or optimistic?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Is optimism just lying to ourselves?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Can we be too optimistic?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • How to balance optimism with realism?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Can people take advantage of our optimism?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Overcoming Adversity

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What does overcoming adversity teach us?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is everybody facing adversity?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What is the best mental state to overcome adversity?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • As a group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • what do we get from overcoming adversity?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pain and Suffering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What is th meaning of pain and suffering?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Can we avoid pain?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What is the difference between pain and suffering?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Can we learn to cope with pain?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What can suffering teach us?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is suffering an unavoidable part of life?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Passing Judgment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Why do we judge others?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What do we gain by judging others?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Are we judging for fear of being judged?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Are we projecting our insecurities on others and then judge them?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What is a source of passion in life?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Can one passion replace another?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Are the same things a source of passion for everybody?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Do we need only one passion in life or can we have many?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Can we be passionate about life itself?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Does passion need an object to exist?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Why do we need patience in life?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Why are many people impatient?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • How can we learn patience?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Do we need patience for success?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What does it mean to be a patriot?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is patriotism something to be encouraged or fought against?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • How can we be a good patriot?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Does patriotism lead to hate for other countries?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • How can we create peace in the world?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Is peace always desirable?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • why do people sometimes prefer war to peace?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Who can enforce peace?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Is it justified to use violence to maintain peace?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What makes perserverance useful in achieving our goals?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is perserving difficult for everybody?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • How can we teach perseverance?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • When does persevering through failure becomes stubbornness?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What makes people develop prejudice?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is the tendency to have prejudice biological or not?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Are positive prejudices a good thing?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Are all prejudice necessarily bad?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Does pride lead to our downfall?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • What are the dangers of pride?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Is pride always negative?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • What are the side effects of pride?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Can Humanity progress?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • What is progress?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Is progress always desirable?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Should progress be limited?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Is progress a matter of thinking and the physical world or the spiritual one?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • What do we need to progress?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What can give us purpose?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What odes it mean to have a purpose?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Does having a purpose make us better people?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Can having a purpose be negative?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What is the relationship between having a purpose and accepting the World as it is?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Quest for Perfection

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Is perfection subjective?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What makes something perfect?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Is the quest for perfection a meaningful goal?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Is perfection in the object itself or the ezes of the beholder?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Quest for Power

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • How can we gain power?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Do we need power over ourselves to have power in the World?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • How should we deal with opponents on the path of power?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is power worth seeking?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Does the end justify the means?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is power a birthright or something competitive?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What should have power between: military
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • smarts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • spiritual or money?,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Quest for Self

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What is our true self?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Are we our thoughts?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Does society corrupt us in any way?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Do we need a teacher to learn to be ourself?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Who can teach us to be ourself?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is there such a thing as true self at the level of society?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Can society learn to be more like itself in the same way individuals can?,


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What is xenophobia?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What makes people racist?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • How can we fight racism?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is everybody partly xenophobic?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What is reality?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Are we all living in a simulation?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Are we all living in the same reality or in different ones?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What is the definition of reality when virtual is just as realistic?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What makes rebelling against worth it?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What justifies a rebellion?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Should rebellions be non-violent to be fair?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Can rebellions ever be peaceful?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • How should you treat your oppressors?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • How should you deal with rebellion?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What is an appropriate response to civil unrest?,


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • How can you rebirht yourself?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is rebirth possible?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Does a rebirth always a complete death of the old?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Can society rebirth itself?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Do we deserve redemption?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • How can we gain redemption?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Can redemption be complete?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Who can give redemption?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is redemption something personal or does it come from the outside?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • How should we deal with regret?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Does time heal regret?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What can we do to overcome regret?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Can we ever completely overcome regret?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Who is allowed to create a religion?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Should religion be enforced?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What is the social value of religion?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Should religion be enforced?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Should religion deal with morale?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • How can we reunite after we parted for a long time?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What happens after a reunion if we changed too much?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Can we reunite permanently?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is reunion of the Heart sufficient?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Is revenge ever justified?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • How should we get revenge?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Does getting revenge ever make us feel better?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Can revenge be positive?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Is revenge necessary to prevent future injustice?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • When should the People revolt?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Can revolution be avoided by trying a different way?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • How to stabilize a revolution after victory has been achieved?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Can dialogue prevent a revolution?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Role of Men

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What is the role of men in society?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Should men do the same tasks as women or should tasks be specialised?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Are men better at some things than women are?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Should men work with women or fight for their rights?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Role of Women

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What is the role of women in society?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Should women do the same tasks as men or should tasks be specialised?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Are women better at some things than men are?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Should women work with men or fight for their rights?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is sanity of the average person true?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What does it mean to be sane?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is there a point in intelligence or spiritual achievement where the average person considers you insane?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Does sanity exist or is everybody partly insane?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What requires secrecy?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What are the consequences of broken secrecy?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Who should be responsible for secrets?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Can keeping harmful secrets harm others?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What make people want to segregate each other?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Should people always be together or should boundaries be set?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • How can we fight segregation?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Does segregation teach us something?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Can we cultivate self-awareness or is it inborn?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • How can we develop self-awareness?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Can others help us become more self-aware?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Is self-awareness constant or does it fluctuate?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • How can we identify our blind spots?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Can everybody be self-disciplined?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • How can we cultivate self-discipline?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What does self-discipline bring us?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Do we need somebody to teach us to be self-disciplined or do we learn it on our own?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Does self-preservation justify evil deeds?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is self-preservation always desirable or should it sometimes be sacrified for something more valuable?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • How can we protect ourselves?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is self-preservation an individual task or the responsibility of society?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Is self-reliance something mental or physical?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Can we be totally self-reliant?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Who can be self-reliant?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Should society encourage self-reliance?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Showing Character

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • How can we show character?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Is showing character always respected or rewarded?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Is showing character done to achieve something else?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • How to encourage people to show character?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What is a simple life?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Is simplicity always a sign of elegance?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • How to achieve a simple life?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • When should things be complex and when should they be simple?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Social mobility

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • How can poor people become successful?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What can we do to encourage social mobility?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Should social mobility always be encouraged?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Does social mobility generate civil unrest?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What is society?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Who is leading society?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What is the responsibility of society?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • How can we change society?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Do we always feel lonely in solitude?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is solitude required for greatness?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is solitude negative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • positive or neutral?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Should we sometimes seek solitude?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What is the soul?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Who are we?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is there life after death?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Can we be in connection with our soul?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is the soul immortal or something finite?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Spiritual Enlightenment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What is enlightenment?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Is it something that everybody can attain?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Why are we not born enlightened?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Do we need a teacher or should we do it on our own?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Is there one or several paths towards enlightenment?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • How does it feel lie to be enlightened?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What is the relationship between inner and physical strength?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What makes us stronger?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Do we get stronger or weaker with life?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Are we stronger alone or in a group?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What is the greatest strength of humans?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • How can we fight for our survival?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is survival our highest value?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • How can we ensure the long-term survival of Humanity?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • If there is life after death
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • what is the place of survival in our lives?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What is the role of technology in our lives?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • How can we improve our technology?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Can technology realy improve our lives?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is technology just a tool to destroy ourselves and others?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What can tempt us?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is tempation dangerous?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Should we just give in to temptation?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is temptation a powerful motivator we should use?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Is time fleeing inevitable?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Can we travel through time?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Is time just an illusion?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • How can we make the best use of our time?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • What should be tolerated?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Is tolerance acceptance?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • How can we teach tolerance?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Is tolerance always desirable?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • What breeds totalitarianism?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • How can we fight totalitarianism?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Can totalitarianism be positive?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Is it inevitable to come back in cycles over time?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What do we feel when we experience a tragedy?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • How can we avoid tragedies?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What does a tragedy teach us?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • How does a tragedy change us?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Should we travel or is it useless?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Does travelling make us more mature?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • How can we encourage people to travel more?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Are all travels a quest that makes us progress?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What makes us trustworthy?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What makes us trust others?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • How can we encourage trust?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What destroys our trust?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is trust really good or dangerous?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Is there a single truth or are things a matter of perspective?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What makes something true?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Does truth need to be protected or can it stand on its own?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Can we distort and corrupt truth?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What is the value of self-sacrifice?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • How can we reward valor?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Is valor a virtue or a vice?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Who is responsible for encouraging valor?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Is vanity an answer to inner wounds?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Should vanity be discouraged?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Does vanity give us self-confidence?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • How do people become vain?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Can violence be justified?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Who has the right to exercise violence?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What are the consequences of violence?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Does violence breed violence?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What makes us open up?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Do people exploit our vulnerability?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ca we be happy without being vulnerability?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Is vulnerability linked to strength or weakness?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • What is the purpose of war?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Who can wage war?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Can war bring progress?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Is war negative and evil or a necessity of life?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • What does it mean to be wise?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Can wisdom be a function of intelligence?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Does it require to be old to be wise?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Can wisdom be taught and learned?