One: There are some everyday activities that give us energy and inspiration; that sharpen our sense of possibility. What are five such activities, or ways of spending time, that work for you? There are also things that we find especially burdensome or draining that sap our energy. Name five of these. How can you do more of the former and less of the latter?
Two: Use the following as a conversation menu with family or friends: Who did you most admire when growing up, and why? What are you most afraid of? What do you love doing for its own sake? What, for you, does it mean to be successful? Does it matter what other people think of you?
Three: If you only had two years left to live, what would you regret doing or not having done? What might you change? Who would you want to share your remaining time with?
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