Anytime I come across Sicilian coffee on the menu, I’d forgo all the other options. It is basically a blend of cold brew and lemonade, but with the appropriate ratio, its taste can be magical.
Chewing my paper straw, I leaned over to read what she laid out across the table…
She: Okay, so my potential business partner asked me to fill these philosophical questions. Can you help me? I don’t even know what is social idealism. *frustrated*
Me: Uh-huh. It says here, what do you think you should be doing right now? And who expects it of you?
She: Ugh, I am so lost. Can you find something of the internet? Like what do people write? *scratching her forehead*
Unsure how I could be of help, I googled away. But instead of reading what I have found, I thought perhaps I could come up with customized questions that may inspire her.
Pretending to be reading off my screen, I began…
1) Introduce yourself without the following labels
- Work Experience (titles, company names, industry, skills, etc.)
- Education (school names, degrees, etc.)
- Achievements (awards, certifications, etc.)
- Religious Beliefs
- Personality Types (introvert/extrovert)
- Gender or Sexual Orientation
- Social Roles (mother, father, daughter, son, etc.)
- Blood Types
2) If you didn’t have to worry about money, what would you be doing?
3) On a sale of 1 to 10, 1 is your worst possible life and 10 is your best possible life, where are you now? And what would bring it a higher number?
4) Are you able to focus on what you are doing now? Or do you find yourself worrying about the future or lingering in the past?
5) Which aspect of yourself do you criticize the most harshly? And do you judge others using the same measurement?
Still holding the phone up to my nose, I sneaked a glance at her papers. She had written so many notes that she had to squeeze the last few phrases at the bottom of the page.
She: Thanks! That was really helpful. Where did you find these questions? Can you pass me the link?
Me: Oh umm, I, umm, I looked through multiple sites, so yeah, it’d be hard to find all of them *awkwardly*
Thank God. She believed me.