Again, what that person believes and whether or not it lines up with your own beliefs isn't what matters; what matters is you get to know him or her on a deeper level. If he or she answers, “I don't,” I suggest you pay the tab and get out of there right away. Some people don't care about what's going on across the world.
Some are more interested in what body part Justin Bieber had tattooed this week than they are in the possibility of another Cold War. What's important is you get to know what's important to other people, how important it is to them, how they entertain themselves and how intelligent they are.
Plus, if you happen to have read some of the same books, papers, essays or news stories, segueing the conversation into a different direction will be a piece of cake.
First dates are exciting, but they can also be downright nerve-wracking. Asking a question in an email will increase your chance of hearing back from someone you have your eye on!
No worries; you don’t need to remember all of them! You can also use one of these questions in your email correspondence.
Essentially, this question asks, if the stakes are high enough, does this person believe he or she should do anything he or she can do to accomplish a goal?
Does this person believe all ends justify all means?
What does he or she feel is most important in life? But it's not just what we think about that matters, but also how we think about what we think about.
In fact, I'd go so far as to argue that the “how” matters more than the “what.”The first driving force behind our thoughts and actions are our emotions.
This is not to say he or she can't learn to be more logical, but whether or not you're willing to take that chance is up to you.
Either way, it's good to know how someone thinks before you get in bed with him or her.
In the grand scheme of the universe, our existence is barely a blink of an eye.
But thankfully, we aren't trying to create stars and galaxies — we're just trying to understand how it all works and fits together. If you want to get to know someone, you want to know what he or she spends the most time thinking about, what he or she believes is more important than everything else.
In your lifetime, you're only going to have enough time to truly pursue and maintain about a handful of passions. Your list doesn't need to mirror his or hers, but there should be a few common instances.