To Everybody (first letter)


I will never know how you respond to the following questions because I’m not sending you this letter. Only my imaginings are available to me. It’s a lot like reading I suppose — and perhaps the opposite of data mining.
Is it possible to know if we are doing the right thing?
Who was your first celebrity crush, and are you still crushing on them?
If you didn’t know your age, how old would you be?
What’s your go-to dance move?
Do people exist before they are born?
If you got to choose your name, what would it be and why?
Why is this moment occurring now?
If you could use magic to do one mundane task for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Can your existence be replaced?
What’s the weirdest item you keep by your bed?
How would knowing when you are going to die affect how you live your life?
What TV show would you want to be in?
Are we given enough time?
What’s the strangest purchase you’ve made online?
Can you ever have full control over your own life?
What is the best excuse for being late you’ve heard or used?
Is it better to expand your knowledge or deepen it?
Do you have a secret talent?
Are there any upsetting truths that you have been ignoring?
When you were a kid, what name did you give your favorite toy or stuffed animal?
Would you be a different person if you had a different name?
If you had a pet parrot, what would you teach it to say?
If you focused solely on what was going well in your life, rather than what was going wrong, would things get better or worse?
What is one band or musician you would love to party with?
After you die, how do you want to be remembered?
What’s the best pick-up line you know?
Would you rather feel out of this world or a part of it?
What is your go-to movie when you need a pick-me-up?
If you could become immortal, without the option to end your own life, would you?
What is your go-to guilty pleasure song?
Could you live normally having never told a lie?
If you could make the ultimate sandwich, what would be on it?
How can you be more deliberate in your questioning?
What is the worst fashion decision you’ve ever made?
What marks the end of life?
If you could invent a holiday, what would it be?
Is there a difference between living and existing?
What book or series did you wish you could live in?
What makes something beautiful?
If you could be the best in the world at something, what would it be?
Is happiness a right or a privilege?
What is your favorite room in your home?
Is it possible to know if we are doing the right thing?
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
When do people stop being innocent?
What item do you think will be obsolete in 20 years?
Is poverty inevitable?
If you could choose a lifetime supply of anything, what would it be?
Is knowledge inherently valuable, or must it have a practical application to be considered of value?
What’s the weirdest thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
Are human beings inherently good?
If you were the ruler of the world, who would be your top adviser?
Are our lives fated?
What’s the worst date you’ve been on?
For how long do you want to be remembered?
If you had to eat the same meal at least once a day, what would it be?
Are your successes your own, or are they the culmination of what others have given you?
What would be the tagline to the sitcom of your life?
Given the chance, would you want to know how your life will end and when it will happen?
What’s your most unpopular food opinion?
Are the standards to which you judge others the same standards you use to judge yourself?
Which piece of clothing do you no longer wear but can’t throw away?
Is personal reflection and deeper thinking a bad thing?
Do you like pineapple on pizza?
What is more real: how you perceive yourself, or how others perceive you?
What word do you want added to the dictionary, and what is its definition?
Is morality entirely the result of socialization?
What two normal activities would be really weird if you did them back to back?
Can art be defined?
Have you or someone you know seen your doppelgänger?
How should we measure our lives?
What food do you think would represent each day of the week?
Is free will an illusion?
If you opened a store, what would you sell and what would be its name?
What would life be like without suffering?
What’s the funniest thing you’ve read recently?
When do you feel most alive?
If you were famous, what would your stage name be?
Is it more important to advocate for yourself, to advocate for your family, for your community, or the world at large?
What character from a movie/book/show do you relate to the most and why?
What marks the beginning of life?
Who do you think will be playing on “oldies radio” in 30 years?
Does life have a purpose?
What is a food combination that people eat that you just can’t get behind?
Should you have goals?
Where is the coolest place you’ve ever pooped?
Do original thoughts exist?
What is something you do that would be embarrassing if everyone found out?
Do you have the right to be happy?
What celebrities would you want to play your parents in a biopic about your life?
Where do we go when we die?
If you were arrested, what would it be for?
Is one lifetime enough?
What’s the worst (fake) brand name you can think of for items you use every day?
What would make the world a better place?
Who is the one celebrity you would want to be friends with?
What is love?
What is your favorite line from a movie?
Is there a difference between living and existing?
Is a hot dog a sandwich?
Is suffering necessary?
Thanks for all this.