I am reading a book called Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman.
The book is a compilation of essays, which Klosterman dubs as "a low culture manifesto".
In the book, there is one particular section that really got me thinking. It's twenty-three questions Klosterman says he asks everybody he meets in order to decide if he can really love them.
Although the questions are pretty obscure and random, your answer will likely expose some of your guiding ethos, which is an ongoing theme in the book.
For example (and I am paraphrasing):
You meet your soul mate, but there's a catch. Every three years, someone will break your soul mate's collarbones. The only way to stop this is by taking a pill that will make every song you hear, for the rest of your life, sound like Alice in Chains.
When you hear Creedence Clearwater Revival -- it sounds like Alice in Chains.
If you see Radiohead -- it will sound like Alice in Chains.
Every jingle you hear on tv.
Every time you sing in the shower.
It will sound as though it is being sung by the band, Alice in Chains.
Would you swallow the pill?
Of course, I wouldn't want my soul mate's collarbones broken even once, let alone once every three years, so I would, in fact, swallow the pill.
But can you even imagine how terrible it would be if EVERY song sounded like Alice in Chains.
Don't get me wrong, I don't mind the band, but come on.
My boyfriend's answer was so typical (for him) -- if that was the scenario, then that person must not really be his soul mate.
Never thought of it that way.
Here are some of the other questions for you to chew on: