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deepest question


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have you ever been asked a question that made you really ponder your own beliefs, identity, or outlook? if so, what was the question? if not, what COULD someone ask that might have such an effect?

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raidingparty ══╣╠══
Our previous pronoun discussion!
meri_sielu ══╣hawkmoon╠══
Not really a question as much as an experience, but everything that I've been through with Josh in the last almost four months? That's caused a major shift in how I view not only the sexuality and identity of others and made it more visible bit also how I view myself and what I believe in. I'm now starting to explore areas of my life I was previously too afraid to accept. I'd say that's definitely working to that effect.
alephz ══╣╠══
"What about the people who are just plain unlucky?"

That was the question that basically exploded my desire to be one of those Ayn Rand sort of libertarian-y folks 'cause once I was made to think about its consequences for folks whose lives don't go according to "the plan".

And, well, it didn't hold up to that kind of scrutiny.
raidingparty ══╣╠══
"What about the people who are just plain unlucky?"
Well you should have thought about that before you got polio/poor parents/brown skin!

(kidding)
lilywolfsolomon ══╣╠══
Yeeears ago I read Rand and tried to like it. I read my own philosophy into it so it didn't seem as bad... but what got me to examine my beliefs promptly is that everyone I saw who liked Ayn Rand was actually an asshole. I think the way I find my way into new beliefs and perspectives I'd simply learning from people who are actually really good people.
zimtkeks ══╣╠══
I was talking to my therapist about how I keep talking too much, telling people things they don't want to hear. They asked, "And whose responsibility is that?"

Sadly, another one was a friend's question about my then-boyfriend: "Does he appreciate you?"
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