Question of the Day (QOTD)

As many of you know, I do this thing on Facebook called QUESTION OF THE DAY where I ask a different question every day. Feel free to submit questions to me as well! I may use them someday!

This exercise is meant to encourage respectful discussion, research, and listening to differing opinions. Not only do exercises such as this encourage learning and respect, they also help us to reach compromises and come up with great ideas on how to solve problems.

DO NOT participate in QOTD if you cannot remain respectful. Arrogance, shaming, sexism, homophobia, racism, sarcastic comments, name-calling, made up information, cursing, ganging up on someone with an unpopular opinion, private messaging rude things to someone with a different opinion, passive-aggressive behavior, pretentiousness,  and condescending comments will NOT be tolerated. If you do any of the aforementioned things, I will immediately delete your comments and send you a private message detailing why.

Below you will find many of the QOTDs I have used in the past. Feel free to look through them and even pose them to your own Facebook friends! Make sure to tag me so that I can see the discussion as well. Thank you and enjoy!

  • A burglar is in your house. What do you hope he steals?
  • Describe your age without using numbers.
  • Why do you love your mom? What makes her special?
  • How would the world be different if the United States of America had never existed?
  • Have you ever planned or had someone plan a surprise party for you? Were they/you actually surprised?
  • What always calms you down?
  • Ruin a date in five words.
  • How did social media play a part in the Baltimore protests?
  • If real life was a video game, what mods would you apply?
  • What commonly held opinion today will be seen as bigoted in 60 years?
  • What famous moment in history is greatly misconstrued by many?
  • What is the most useless thing a Transformer could transform into?
  • What’s something you can’t do that most people can?
  • What assumptions did you make as a child that were proven hilariously wrong as an adult?
  • What’s a sentence you thought you’d never have to say but did?
  • You can travel back in time to take TWO photos. What are they?
  • What fictional world would you want to live in, on the condition that your friends get to decide your role in that world?
  • What is something you think everyone should have installed on their computer or laptop?
  • What is the worst response to “I love you”?
  • Do you have any siblings? What is your favorite thing about them?
  • What’s a song that always puts you in a good mood?
  • How much money would solve your life’s problems amd how would you use it?
  • If your life was a book, what would this chapter of your life be titled?
  • What item have you purchased that has lasted forever because of its great durability?
  • As a child, what did you want to do (job-wise) when you grew up? What do you do now?
  • If you had one, what would your warning label say?
  • What’s the punchline of your favorite joke?
  • hat would other products be called if their names were as literal as “toothbrush”?
  • If a genie granted you three wishes, BUT these three wishes would also be granted to a completely evil person, what would you wish for?
  • What would an inconvenience store sell?
  • Submitted by Danny Collins: What is your general life philosophy condensed to the smallest amount of words?
  • Which commercial had the opposite effect on you, making you completely avoid a product or company?
  • What would you do if you were invisible for a day?
  • What were you known for in high school?
  • Do you use taxis or services such as Uber? Why or why not?
  • Submitted by Suzanne Bryant: What is the origin of the medical profession’s logo of the snake wrapped around a pole?
  • What’s your bad habit?
  • What’s your funniest story from childhood?
  • What is your favorite app?
  • What cool but random pieces of trivia do you know?
  • What is the coolest part of your family history?
  • What feature would you include in the next smartphone?
  • Who do you love?
  • What’s something you can buy for less than $100 that will instantly improve your quality of life?
  • If animals could talk, which one would swear the most?
  • What’s a useless talent you have?
  • What’s your favorite board game and why?
  • What is the worst song that was made by a fantastic artist?
  • Who’s your celebrity look-a-like?
  • Has being kind to someone ever backfired? What happened?
  • A cop pulls you over for speeding. What do you say to try to get out of a ticket?
  • What’s your favorite piece of furniture in your home and why?
  • Have you ever met a celebrity? If so, who? If not, who would you like to meet?
  • What did you dream about last night?
  • What’s the most interesting item you own?
  • What movie deserves a sequel?
  • How do you think your looks have affected your life?
  • What’s the worst name you can think of for a candy store?
  • What if humans didn’t have the ability to lie? What changes would we see in everyday life?
  • If achievements popped up in front of you like they did in video games, what could be the most entertaining one you’d see?
  • If you knew someone close to you was committing a crime, would you report them to the authorities? Explain.
  • What teachers have made a positive impact on your life and how?
  • What’s a good game to play on the road that isn’t I Spy?
  • Submitted by Patricia Eldridge: If you had only 7 hours left to live but could go back in time to any point in your life for that 7 hours, what time in your life would that be and what would you do differently or the same? Or would you just live out the final 7 hours where you are?
  • What’s the funniest thing that could follow “Attention, Wal-Mart shoppers”?
  • You are now a god. What are you the god of?
  • Have you ever been in a car accident? What happened?
  • If you could watch a video of a past event that happened before video recording was possible, what would you watch and why?
  • What’s something people should replace often but don’t?
  • What job won’t exist in ten years?
  • Submitted by Mandy Winner: Should parents spend equal amounts on each child’s presents? Such as, can you buy 1 kid a game system for 400$ and then buy another many gifts equaling 250$?
  • What’s something you can buy for less than $100 that will instantly improve your quality of life?
  • If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?
  • What’s the worst possible thing you could say when meeting your boyfriend/girlfriend’s parents for the first time?
  • What did you get for Christmas? If you don’t celebrate Christmas, what has made you smile today?
  • You’re on an airplane ready for takeoff. The pilot announces, “This is your captain speaking. Welcome aboard!” What is the weirdest thing he/she could say next?
  • Scientists have discovered a way to erase all memories about a certain person in your life. Who do you erase and why?
  • What’s your favorite pizza topping?
  • Is it appropriate/okay to be naked in front of your children? Why or why not?
  • What’s an unwritten rule of the internet?
  • What is the biggest mistake you’ve made in your life, and what can others learn from it?
  • What would you never buy for yourself but love to receive as a gift?
  • What’s something we can ALL agree on as the human race?
  • If Upworthy wrote an article describing your life so far, what would the title be?
  • What’s your favorite holiday song?
  • What actions should be taken when one can no longer trust their family?
  • You are president for one day. What’s the first law you make, change, or remove?
  • You’re in the middle of a job interview and you forgot to put your phone on silent. What’s the worst possible ringtone that could start playing?
  • What’s the most useless thing you’ve committed to memory?
  • Submitted by Caleb Murray: Is watching porn while in a relationship considered cheating?
  • Submitted by Bryan Beavers: If you caught your child being a peeping tom (this includes taking indecent photos of people), how would you punish them/address the issue?
  • What’s your favorite warm drink?
  • If you could make any situation or time period from your life into a feature length film, what would it be about and what would be the rating?
  • Should music be free?
  • Does feeding the homeless encourage dependency?
  • Do all wounds heal in time?
  • Submitted by Bryan Beavers: Should companies be allowed to ban slang in the workplace?
  • Is it ever acceptable to leave a child (a minor under the age of 17) home alone? If so, for how long?
  • What does your name mean?
  • Submitted by Grace Preston: Should housing be a basic human right?
  • Find a random word in the dictionary that you’ve never heard before. Post it here in the comments along with its definition.
  • Should there be a ban on smoking in cars with children in them?
  • Submitted by Bryan Beavers: Should athletes be punished for praying after scoring? Why or why not?
  • Should election day be a national holiday?
  • Submitted by Ruby Ortiz: What are you most looking forward to right now?
  • If you could only keep one memory, what would it be?
  • Submitted by Caleb Murray: Should a form of identification be required to vote? Explain.
  • What constitutes bad/dishonest behavior (or cheating) on Facebook if you are in a relationship?
  • Should schools be required to teach life skills such as budgeting, cooking, taxes, etc.? Why or why not?
  • What did you do for Halloween?
  • What would be the ideal job for you personally?
  • Submitted by Caleb Murray: Should parents let their kids drink alcohol while still in high school? Why or why not?
  • What did you learn from your last relationship?
  • Submitted by David Severiano Garza: For those inmates sentenced to life in prison or death, should they be allowed to be used as human trials for medical and biological research? Explain your answer.
  • Submitted by Amanda Pesonen: Have you ever had a noisy (or otherwise rude) neighbor? How did you handle it? On the flip side, have you ever been a noisy neighbor? Were you confronted about it? How did you respond?
  • What are your goals for today?
  • How do you make big decisions?
  • Should Toys R Us be selling Breaking Bad dolls?
  • What’s your addiction?
  • What’s a question you ask yourself daily?
  • Submitted by John Schlembach: Name a legitimate criticism of a group in which you claim membership.
  • How much cash should one bring to the Texas Renaissance Festival?
  • What’s your favorite holiday and why?
  • Submitted by Emily Ramsower: What are your thoughts on grade-school dress codes, and how do you draw the line between provocative dress and body shaming?
  • Submitted by Caleb Murray: Should Fallon Fox, a transgender MMA fighter who was born a man, be allowed to compete in the UFC fighting women?
  • Submitted by Kat Freeman: What would you do in this situation? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/07/social-experiment-domestic-abuse_n_5928316.html?cps=gravity
  • Submitted by Bryan Beavers: Should flights from west Africa be suspended over the Ebola crisis? Explain your answer.
  • Submitted by Milann Taylor: Why are people not allowed (except in certain states) to request physician assisted suicide for terminal, painful illnesses or lack of a quality of life because of the degenerative pain they have all over their body when criminals on death row get to choose which way they die – typically a painless shot system, and animals are often euthanized for the same issues?
  • Do you believe in ghosts?
  • What’s your favorite podcast or radio show?
  • Submitted by James Boyte: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
  • Submitted by Katie Pearson: What is your opinion on the condoms that are supposed to prevent rape?
  • Submitted by Donna Smith: After serving the presidential role for America and in other roles, do you agree or disagree that their salaries should be paid until they die? Explain your answer.
  • Submitted by Jaime Castillo: In your opinion, what are modern day gender roles and how have they evolved from the last generation? What still needs to change?
  • Submitted by Lawrence Talbot: Why do you answer the question of the day?
  • Submitted by Kirby Carreon: What is your dream and what are you trying to do to accomplish it?
  • What’s your favorite thing on Netflix right now?
  • What do you know about mesothelioma?
  • Submitted by Kim Melara: Discuss your thoughts on the following image. The link below gives more detail on the context. http://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/2fzy34/friends_treatment_bill/
  • Submitted by Betty Berles Collette: Do schools make kids sit still for too long?
  • What do you miss about elementary school?
  • Google a list of diseases and pick one. Google that specific disease and post a comment to this thread with the name of the disease and one fact about it. Go!
  • What was your favorite band when you were a preteen?
  • What’s the most embarrassing thing your kid (or friend, family member, coworker) has said out loud?
  • How did you meet your best friend?
  • Do men and women really have equality in America today? Explain.
  • What’s the weirdest message you’ve ever received from a stranger on Facebook?
  • What’s your guilty pleasure song?
  • Submitted by Danielle Sutton – What’s the most important factor in parenting? Is it faith, involvement of both parents, nutrition, etc.?
  • What have you done in the past that either got you fired or should have gotten you fired but didn’t?
  • What was your favorite band when you were a preteen?
  • What’s the most embarrassing thing your kid (or friend, family member, coworker) has said out loud?
  • How did you meet your best friend?
  • Do men and women really have equality in America today? Explain.
  • Submitted by Jose Dominguez: Yesterday was a good day because _______________.
  • If everyone in the world was blind, what would happen as a result? How would things change?
  • What are you going to dress up as for Halloween this year?
  • What’s your favorite candy?
  • Do you get along with your parents? Why/why not?
  • What would you attempt if you knew you couldn’t fail? (Submitted by Katie Pearson)
  • What made you smile today?
  • Have you ever experienced an event in real life that happened in a dream? What was it?
  • Have you ever had your best friend ignore you in favor of a new boyfriend/girlfriend and if so, how did that make you feel?
  • When a person from your past attempts to re-enter your life, should you let them? Why or why not?
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received regarding toxic relationships? Is it best to attempt to maintain a friendship or just cut them off entirely? Explain your answer.
  • What makes a good workplace?
  • What’s your dream car?
  • Have you ever accidentally sent a text to someone when it was meant to be sent to another person? What happened?
  • What single product would you say most exemplifies the idea of “first world problems?” (John Schlembach)
  • (submitted by Leslie Fink): Should you plan for your funeral? Is it fair to let it all fall on your family if you unexpectedly die?
  • What’s your most prized possession?
  • Do you think this is a reasonable punishment for missing curfew? WHY OR WHY NOT? If you do not explain your answer, your comments will be deleted. (Making your kid sleep out on the patio if they miss curfew)
  • Does anyone have any suggestions or advice for getting a good cruise deal?
  • (submitted by Leslie Fink): Should ear piercing be the decision of the parent or the child? If you didn’t know, many parents get their kid’s ears pierced at a young age. Should parents wait until the child is old enough to make that decision or does it matter?
  • What is your favorite thing about your hometown?
  • What are your 4th of July plans?
  • Who is/was your favorite teacher and why?
  • If you could live in any fictional world, which one would you choose and why? (Pokemon, Harry Potter, Night Vale, etc.)
  • What’s your favorite funny YouTube video?
  • Do you have any unpopular opinions that are often challenged? What are they?
  • If you had to live one day over and over again forever, which specific day would you choose and why?
  • Would you pay more for a do-good product? Why or why not?
  • Are parents still responsible for their children after they turn 18?
  • What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?
  • What keeps you up at night?
  • Do you believe Affirmative Action laws are still necessary in college scholarships and minority status should still affect job applications, etc? (Submitted by Caleb Murray)
  • If you were granted a wish through the Make-a-Wish foundation, what would your wish be?
  • What is love to you?
  • Post a picture of you and your dad, or whoever has been a father figure in your life. What kind of impact have they had on your life?
  • Is being at work less stressful than being at home?
  • Are you superstitious? If so, what are your beliefs? If not, why not?
  • Take a stance on abortion. Now argue FOR the side you DISAGREE with. NO WHINING. If you refuse to argue the other side, then all of your comments will be deleted. We’re adults. Let’s act like them 🙂 
  • How much have you changed since you were in middle school? In what ways have you changed? Would you say you’re a better person now?
  • What’s your favorite board game?
  • Do you think that transgender people should be able to choose which bathroom they go into, despite their genitals? Why/why not?
  • If the salaries of teachers and pro football players were switched, what would be the effects?
  • Currently what are your favorite songs?
  • What are your standards for a good friend?
  • If you are not straight and have already come out, what was your family’s reaction to the news? If you haven’t come out, what is holding you back?
  • Do you have pets? If so, what do they do that makes you laugh/smile?
  • What do you think of the following quote? Do you agree? Why or why not? (The greater the number of laws and enactments, the more thieves and robbers there will be.)
  • What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
  • Do you think Obama made the right decision, swapping the 5 Taliban members for Bergdahl? Why or why not?
  • What makes you read on past a headline and actually read an article?
  • Currently what goal in your life is the most important one to you?
  • If you are a smoker, why do you smoke? If you aren’t, why do you not smoke?
  • How do you reach people that are often referred to as “unreachable?” For example, educating the stubbornly ignorant, helping those in poverty, those who have “fallen through the cracks,” etc.
  • What’s the weirdest dream you’ve ever had?
  • Who do you think was the best U.S. president and why?
  • What have you always been curious about?
  • At what age do you think kids should start learning about sex? Why?
  • Is there ever a good reason to break the law?
  • Memorial Day QOTD: Who in your life can you thank today for their service?
  • If you cheated on your boyfriend/girlfriend, would you tell them? Why or why not?
  • What are your goals in life?
  • What are you craving right now?
  • Do you think taxes should be income-based or the same for everyone?
  • What issues and/or organizations/agencies/businesses would you like to see investigated and brought to the public’s attention?
  • Have you ever saved a life or had your life saved by someone else? If so, what happened?
  •  If you could have any exotic animal as a pet, what would it be?
  • What’s your favorite Disney movie?
  • Have you ever had any interesting experiences meeting homeless people?
  • Have you ever placed a prank call? What happened?
  • Should laws be changed re: child support and/or the responsibility of a parent after the age of 18? Why or why not?
  • Do you have any irrational fears? If so, what are they?
  • Do you believe that welfare recipients should be drug tested? Why or why not? Please support your views with cited statistics/sources if you choose to discuss a certain aspect of this that can be tested.
  • What is your opinion on the Hobby Lobby conflict? If you haven’t heard about it, please Google it and read articles from at least 2 sources so that you can receive a full view of both sides of the argument.
  • In your opinion, what is the single biggest turn-off that the opposite sex (or any potential partner no matter their gender) can have personality-wise?
  • What do you think happens after you die?
  • What’s your favorite TV show(s)?
  • What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
  • Would you have sex with a robot?
  • Do you think marrying someone who has a different religion or belief system is alright or does it doom the marriage?
  • If you could transform yourself into any animal, which would it be and why?
  • Comment on this status with the cutest picture of an animal you’ve ever seen.
  • What are you afraid of?
  • If you were President of the United States, what would you change and what would you keep the same?
  • Have you ever had your heart broken?
  • What’s your favorite radio station?
  • What do you think of the term “because I said so” as an answer to a question? Explain.
  • What is your personal credo?
  • What questions would you like to ask?
  • Are women obligated to keep their legs and armpits shaved? Explain your answer.
  • What is your stance on owning a typically violent dog breed?
  • How far have you come since last year? What accomplishments are you proud of?
  • Give your opinions and comments on this article (about the near-death of the founder of Westboro) without name-calling.
  • Do you sympathize with the paparazzi? Why or why not?
  • Should couples live together before marriage?
  • Who are your role models?
  • Have you ever had your heart broken?
  • Is it okay to own 1 or more guns in a home with children? Why or why not?
  • What would your ex say is your worst quality?
  • Would you consider donating a kidney as a live donor?
  • Who do you consider your best friend(s) and why?
  • What’s your favorite candy?
  • If you could create an organization/charity what would your organization do and why?
  • When traveling, should one stick to famous places or venture off the beaten track? Why?
  •  What is the scariest movie you have ever seen?
  • What is the best way to find an affordable apartment in your city?
  • Given unlimited resources, what scientific/medical/etc. issue would you investigate?
  • How do you feel about tattoos and piercings in the workplace?
  • What is the best date you’ve ever been on and why was it so awesome?
  • Explain your stance on bullying: Why does it happen? How should we address it? What helps and what doesn’t?
  • Where’s your home away from home?
  • Do you think putting low income housing in or near suburban areas is dangerous to residents? Why or why not?
  • What bands have you seen in concert?
  • What was your first job?
  • Do you think that suicide should be criminalized? Do we have a right to end our lives if we want to?
  •  If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Why?
  • How do you feel about Indiana’s rejection of the core curriculum?
  • Do you think that smoking tobacco in public places should be illegal? Why or why not?
  • Should marijuana be legalized? Why or why not?
  • What gets you motivated and energized on days when you’re tired and disoriented?
  • Do you think that men should always pay for dinner dates? Why or why not?
  • Do you feel that the sex education you received in school sufficiently prepared you for the future? Why or why not?
  • Do vaccines cause autism? Please provide documented proof if you choose to state a fact as your answer (ie a link to a scientific or medical article).
  • What do you consider your most embarrassing moment?
  • What is your favorite quote and why?
  • What was your first kiss like?
  • What was the best trip you ever took? Why was it so awesome?
  • What’s your worst quality? What’s your best quality?
  • What is your favorite funny cat picture? Post it as a comment on this thread.
  • What are your 3 favorite smartphone apps?
  • If time travel was possible… would you go forward in time to the future or back in time to the past? Why?
  • How do you budget your money?
  • What/who makes you feel better when you’re sick?
  • What’s your favorite comfort food?
  • How do you fall asleep – on your side, back, or tummy? Do you cuddle with pillows?
  • Do you have any tattoos? If so, explain why you got each one.
  • What is your favorite board game? Why?
  • What is your opinion on the 18-year-old girl who is suing her parents? Is she justified or is she just a spoiled brat?
  • Have you ever had a horrible boss?
  • Is a “slut” a woman with the morals of a man? Explain.
  • What do you think the American public education system is doing wrong? What should be improved?
  • What cheers you up after a bad day?
  • What are some of the “games” people play in dating?
  • Tell me something you love about yourself. Be serious. I love all of you and I want to make sure you understand that you are amazing 🙂 In turn, I will tell you something I love about you.
  • Are you proud of the person you’ve become?
  • Pick up the nearest book to you and turn to page 45. The 1st sentence explains your love life.
  • What’s your favorite childhood memory?
  • How do you get your news, and furthermore, what type of news typically gets your attention?
  • What if someone invented a machine that allowed women to transfer their pregnancies to men?
  • Do you practice any holiday traditions this time of year? If so, what are they?
  • What’s your favorite alcoholic drink?
  • What’s your favorite rainy day activity?
  • Is it racist to be proud that you’re white? Explain.
  • Do you support the death penalty? Why or why not?
  • Comment on this status with some bad advice you read in a magazine.
  • Have you ever been discriminated against due to your gender? If so, what happened and how did you deal with it?
  • Rules: In your status, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and don’t think too hard. They don’t have to be “right” or “great” works; just the ones that have touched you.
  • What’s the most recent act of kindness you’ve done for someone else?
  • What are your three most played songs this week?
  • Submitted by Dee Lynds: Read the article below. Do you think her video desensitizes abortion and do you think it will make young girls/women see abortion as an acceptable form of birth control? http://mobile.philly.com/blogs/?wss=%2Fphilly%2Fblogs%2Flifestyle%2F&id=258170031
  •  Guys, describe your ideal girlfriend (keep it realistic please). Girls, describe your ideal boyfriend in the same way.
  • How do you WANT to be remembered? What would you like people to say about you after you’ve passed away?
  • What have you done in the past that either got you fired or should have gotten you fired but didn’t?

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