Do you have a bucket list?
What’s something that is common today that humans will be embarrassed about doing in 50 years?
What’s the way you find yourself procrastinating most?
What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re all alone?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Would you rather accidentally walk in on your parents making out or have them walk in on you making out?
Would you rather get one wish granted today or wait five years to get three wished granted? (no wishing for more wishes)
Would you rather never be able to eat cake or pie again?
Would you rather have unlimited pencils but the erasers don’t work or one pencil with a great eraser to use for the rest of your life?
Would you rather spend the rest of your life underwater or underground?
Are you ready to play a game of Would You Rather but you’re having trouble coming up with good Would You Rather questions? You’ve ended up at exactly the place to solve that dilemma. With over 500 Would You Rather questions appearing randomly, you’re sure to find plenty of questions to make you think long and hard about which you’d prefer. You can decide to generate one random question at a time or several and choose the one that you like best. No matter how you decide to use the generator, you’re bound to have a lot of fun deciding which option you would choose with these Would You Rather questions.
How Do You Play Would You Rather?
Even though playing Would You Rather is quite easy, it can produce a lot of laughter and give you situations where you have to critically think about which of the two choices is the best alternative. You play by having one person pose a question giving two alternatives and the other people in the group have to choose which one of the two alternatives they would prefer. There aren’t points given in this game. It’s more of a discussion with each player giving their reasoning why they prefer one option over the other. The key aspect to make a successful Would You Rather question is to pose two alternatives that are equally as good or bad so it’s difficult for the person to pick one over the other.
What Are the Rules to Would You Rather?
The only rule to Would You Rather is that you have to give two alternatives in the question for the others to choose from. While this rule is quite broad, it can be quite difficult to actually create quality Would You Rather questions. While it’s not part of the rules, you can tell if you have asked a good Would You Rather question by how long it takes for the other players to answer. If they are able to answer immediately, then the question wasn’t as good as it could have been. If they have to ponder and go back and forth multiple times before finally deciding, then you have created a good question. A general rule of thumb is the longer it takes for the other players to decide, and the more discussion of which of the alternatives should be chosen, the better the question.
How Many People Can Play Would You Rather?
In most cases, you need a minimum of two people to play Would You Rather (although with a Would You Rather generator you can play by yourself). Two people will allow for one person to ask the questions and the other to answer. In fact, playing Would You Rather can be an excellent way to get to know someone better as you’ll get a unique look at how they think about a wide variety of situations. There’s no limit to the number of people who can play, and it’s often fun to play this game in a large group due to the wide variety of opinions that can arise. This can give everyone new and different perspectives on how to think about situations they may not have considered on their own or playing with one other person.
Almost no one who takes an intro to economics course becomes an economist. One reason might be that within a few days of starting the class, it becomes abstract, formula-based and dull.
The same ennui kicks in for having to memorize things in chemistry or world history.
We don’t have these fields because we need to employ professors. We have them because they give us a chance to understand and to figure things out. Once you are enrolled in the journey of discovery, decoding a formula or engaging with a taxonomy becomes urgent, not merely an assigned task.
Because a testing regime is in place, particularly now when so many other tropes in the education-industrial complex are disrupted, the textbook authors and administrators work together to skip the ‘fluff’ and go straight to the stuff that’s easy to test.
That’s not how passion is discovered or nurtured. No one becomes a baseball fan because they read the baseball textbook and did well on the baseball test. The same goes for people who devote their lives to cooking, leading or healthcare. These are journeys that require emotional enrollment, not a good test score. We need to stop holding the future hostage in exchange for an exam.
Here’s my TEDx talk on the topic. You can read the free ebook here.
PS the Story Skills Workshop relaunches on May 12. Check out what people had to say right here.
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.”
— Author Unknown
Did you know…
… that today is Delta Blues Day? In 1911, Robert Johnson, known as the King of the Delta Blues, was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. His landmark recordings display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that have influenced later generations of musicians. Eric Clapton has called Johnson “the most important blues singer that ever lived.”
Would you rather always have spinach stuck in your teeth or always have dandruff on your shoulders?
Education is like the bitter medicine for a healthier mind.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. (Aristotle)
The mistakes of your past form the roots of the wisdom of your future.
Who do you currently have a crush on?
… that today is Gillikins of Oz Day? This day celebrates the birthday of L. Frank Baum, author of the Wizard of Oz books. Gillikins live in the magical Land of Oz; the Good Witch of the North is the official ruler of the Gillikins after overthrowing the old Wicked Witch of the North named Mombi. Thank you, Mr. Baum, for giving us such cherished memories!
9. World Migratory Bird Day – 9thMay
This day is commemorated to raise awareness of issues affecting migratory birds and to encourage bird conservation. The theme for 2020 is ‘Birds connect our world’.
Content marketing opportunities:
- Listicle idea: X Exotic locations for birding enthusiasts on an affordable budget
- Infographic idea: X Most fascinating migratory birds of India
- Video idea: How have migratory patterns changed over the decades?
- Podcast idea: What is our role in encouraging migratory birds to follow their patterns?
Brand campaign that worked:
This video by the UN highlights the importance of bird conservation and encourages nations to join this worthy cause.