Print out the questions and place them in a pretty box or jar and take it to your next dinner party with a bottle of wine. Or print out the questions on card stock and wrap a question around each dinner napkin. It is so fascinating to hear the answers and learn more about your friends than you would have imagined, without anyone being embarrassed.
What kind of student were you?
Other than family, who were the most important people in your life?
What were your hobbies as a child?
Who was the first person you ever kissed?
What did you imagine your adult life would be like?
What has been the most amazing part about raising kids?
What has been the most difficult part about raising kids?
What was the best job you ever had? What was the worst?
How did you decide what field to enter?
Was there one person who had a big impact on your working life?
If you had to do it all over again, would you choose the same career path?
What were the best years of your life?
What was the hardest decision you’ve made?
What are the most important things in life?
What do you consider to be your strongest character traits?
What traits or habits do you wish you didn’t have?
Has life made you more hopeful or more cynical?
What do you consider to be the biggest world events of your lifetime?
Do you think life now is harder or easier than when you were young?
What are you most proud of in your life?
What do you hope to be remembered for?