Skip the small talk


Imagine a party. At the beginning, the host tells the attendees there are only two rules:

Standard conversational crutches will not work tonight. Yet, projected in a prominent place, is a list of questions. Conveniently, these are the sorts of questions you’d ask someone at a specific kind of gathering. They’re a little quirky, slightly strange. Each wants to land at the intersection of probing and whimsical.

Such a list might look like this:

This list takes questions and inspiration from many sources. Chief among them are Lama’s list, and All Souls examination papers. I plan on updating the list often and linking to sources as I remember them.