What, if anything, should be done about over-population?
In what ways, if any, do the arts (including writing, poetry, drawing, painting, dance, sculpture, theater, film, etc.) benefit society? Are there any ways in which they harm society?
How would you define consciousness? Alternatively, what is one attribute or characteristic of consciousness?
What things, or what sort of things, cause the biggest wastes of human potential, apart from death itself?
Please Note: This is the revised version of my “One Big Question for October 6, 2018”. Earlier today, I put up another version, but — impossible as this might sound to my beloved readers — I screwed up.
Specifically, I wrote “humility” when I should have written “pride”, and thus really, really messed up the question. GULP
After taking a closer look at it, I have decided the only solution is to take down the original post, and post this revised version of it. Unfortunately, that means also taking down three answers. So especial apologies to Isabella, Teresums, and “All About Life”. Sorry for that.
With that said, here is the revised question (Which is now very different from the former question):
What is the value of self-esteem?
This question was inspired by a comment by Marysa, who blogs here, made on yesterday’s question. If you have question suggestions, please feel free to mention them in the comments or email them to me.
Please Note: I’m thinking of each day asking one “big” question about any subject under the sun. The questions will be designed as best as I can to be thought-provoking without, however, requiring an advanced degree to answer. They will differ from my “Daily Three” mostly in that they will not be personal. With that in mind, here’s the first “big question”:
If aliens were to visit the earth for the first time in their history, what, if anything, about humans would most stand out to them as notably wonderful or marvelous?
What is your favorite nut?
Why do you suppose it is socially acceptable for women to wear traditional men’s clothing, but not for men to wear traditional women’s clothing?
Roughly how many electronic gadgets do you own?