What do you want most from life? What are you prepared to do to attain it?
What technological invention has been most important to you? How has it influenced or affected you?
What would you like to see invented in the near future that would be of great help to make you life more comfortable or interesting? Describe the effects this invention might have on your life.
Write one sentence that summarizes each year of your life so far.
If you could go back in time and relive one day of your life, which would you choose?
How would your life be different if you had grown up without any siblings?
If you could banish any one person from your life who would it be? Why?
Ten years ago, did you expect that your life would be anything like it is today?
Name a book that changed your life.
If you could bring one fictional character to life for a day, who would you choose? Perhaps someone from a book, a movie, or a TV show?
If you could eat only one meal the rest of your life, what would it be?
Vent! What’s going on in your life right now that’s driving you nuts?
If you could go back in time and change something in your life, what would you change?
If your life was a movie, which one would it be and why?
Describe a moment in your life when it was better to be safe than sorry.
Describe a movie you think is a fairly realistic depiction of your life, or the lives of people your age.
Alternatively, think of some movies that are aimed at your age group and explain how they are not realistic.
Do you have a preference? Do you think movies reflect who we are or who we want to be?
In your opinion, how much of what you learn in school really prepares you for situations that you encounter in real life? How helpful have people been who have given you advice about the way you should handle a difficult problem? Relate an incident to prove your point.
Imagine yourself in a situation in which all of the choices you have are unpleasant. You realize that you must take charge of your life. What would you do?
Imagine you have a friend who thinks deeply and reacts sensitively to events around him or her. Your friend has just written you a letter saying that human life is full of more problems and sorrow than joy and hope. Your friend goes on to say, “What’s the use of living in such a ‘sea of troubles’?” Write a response to your friends letter.