The Ultimate List of Story Themes

Table of Contents

Introduction

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

SAFETY

AUTONOMY

  • 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?

BETRAYAL

  • 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?

CHANGE

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

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?

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?

CRIME

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

DEATH

  • 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?

DEDICATION

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

ESCAPE

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

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?

FEAR

  • 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?

FREEDOM

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

GREED

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

INJUSTICE

  • 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?

JUSTICE

  • 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?

LIBERTY

  • 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?

LOYALTY

  • 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?

MATERIALISM

  • 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?

MONEY

  • 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?

NATIONALISM

  • 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?

NECESSITY

  • 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?

NEGLECT

  • 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?

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?

PATRIOTISM

  • 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?

PERSEVERANCE

  • 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?

RACE

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

REBELLION

  • 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?,

REVENGE

  • 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?

REVOLUTION

  • 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?

SEGREGATION

  • 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?

SELF-PRESERVATION

  • 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?

SELF-RELIANCE

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

STRENGTH

  • 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?

SURVIVAL

  • 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?

TOTALITARIANISM

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

TRUST

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

VIOLENCE

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

VULNERABILITY

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

WAR

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

PLEASURE

ART

  • 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?

BEAUTY

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

CELEBRATION

  • 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?

CREATION

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

FATHERHOOD

  • 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?

FEMINISM

  • 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?

FULFILLMENT

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

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?

LEGACY

  • 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?

LONELINESS

  • 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?

MORALITY

  • 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?,

MOTHERHOOD

  • 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?

NORMALITY

  • 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?

OPPORTUNITY

  • 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?

PASSION

  • 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?

PATIENCE

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

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?

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?

SIMPLICITY

  • 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?

TEMPTATION

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

TIME

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

HONOR

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

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?,

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?

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?

COURAGE

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

EMPOWERMENT

  • 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?

FAILURE

  • 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?

FATE

  • 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?

FREE WILL

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

GLORY

  • 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?

GOVERNMENT

  • 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?,

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?

HIERARCHY

  • 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?

HONOR

  • 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?

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?

IDENTITY

  • 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?,

INDIVIDUALITY

  • 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?,

ISOLATION

  • 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?

LEADERSHIP

  • 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?

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?

OPPRESSION

  • 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?

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?

PREJUDICE

  • 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?

PRIDE

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

PURPOSE

  • 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 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?,

REALITY

  • 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?

SELF-DISCIPLINE

  • 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?

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?

SOCIETY

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

TRAVEL

  • 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?

VALOR

  • 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?

VANITY

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

LOVE

ATTACHMENT

  • 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?

COMPANIONSHIP

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

DESPAIR

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

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?

FAMILY

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

FRIENDSHIP

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

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?,

HAPPINESS

  • 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?

HATE

  • 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?

HEARTBREAK

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

HEROISM

  • 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?

HOPE

  • 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?

INNOCENCE

  • 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?

JEALOUSY

  • 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?

KINDNESS

  • 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?

LIFE

  • 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?

LOSING

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

LUCK

  • 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?

MANKIND

  • 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?

MERCY

  • 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?

NATURE

  • 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?

OPTIMISM

  • 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?

PEACE

  • 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?

REBIRTH

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

REDEMPTION

  • 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?

REGRET

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

REUNION

  • 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?

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?

SOLITUDE

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

TOLERANCE

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

TRAGEDY

  • 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?

TRUST

COMMUNICATION

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

CONSPIRACY

  • 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?

DEMOCRACY

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

LAW

  • 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

MANIPULATION

  • 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?

TRUTH

  • 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?

CLARITY

BELIEFS

  • 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?

DISILLUSIONMENT

  • 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?

DREAMS

  • 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?

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?

FAITH

  • 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?

FUTURE

  • 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?

IDEOLOGY

  • 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?

IGNORANCE

  • 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?

KNOWLEDGE

  • 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?,

LOGIC

  • 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?

MATURITY

  • 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?,

NIGHTMARES

  • 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?

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?

PROGRESS

  • 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?

RELIGION

  • 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?

SANITY

  • 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?

SECRECY

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

SELF-AWARENESS

  • 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?

TECHNOLOGY

  • 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?

ENLIGHTENMENT

GOD

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

IMMORTALITY

  • 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?

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?

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?,

SOUL

  • 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?

WISDOM

  • 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?

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