Positive Minded

Positive Minded

Format MLA

Volume of 400 – 500 pages (2 pages)
Assignment type : Essay


Use these questions to write essay. Some questions unanswered. USE THIS AS YOUR ONLY SOURCE!!!!!
1) When have you been most satisfied in your life?
Don’t know

2) If you could have a superpower what would it be?

Good at everything

3) What’s your spirit animal?

Favorite animal – sea turtle

1. How do you keep yourself from getting sick? What do you do when you are sick? How often do you stay home ill each year?

2. What is your favorite thing to have for breakfast?

Sliced peaches

3. How often do you eat out? Where do you most like to go?

Everyday — Potbelly

4. Who is your best friend? How did you become best friends? How are you alike or different?

5. Do you think that “opposites attract?” Is this a good or a bad thing? Do you know any examples?

No, someone should be with you to complete you

6. Have you ever been in a long distance relationship? What do you think makes long distance relationships succeed or fail?

7. Do you have nightmares? What are they? Do they reflect real-life fears and events?

One – eight; skinny guy and has one arm and one leg and at each pole and gets pulled out

8. If you had $1000 to give to a charity, which one would you choose to give the money to? Why?

Puerto Rico – a lot of trouble

9. When you see the Salvation Army bell ringers at Christmas or are asked for a donation for a cause at a store, what do you do?

10. Do you think that people who have more education or more money are responsible for giving more to others?


11. Who do you think is more generous, poor people or rich people? Do you know any examples?

Poor people – know the struggles

12. Do you ever feel that people stereotype you? What stereotypes do they have about you? Is there anything you’ve ever done to try to break out of, or reinforce that stereotype?

13. Have you ever misjudged someone? Can you tell about that experience? What caused you to misjudge them? Has that experience changed you in any way?

14. What is the worst teacher you ever had? What made that teacher so terrible? How did that affect you and your education? What did you do to survive that class?

15. What is the best teacher you ever had? How did that person help you? What did that teacher do to make that class memorable?

16. Did you ever lose a friendship? How did it happen? How did that affect your life? Do you have any regrets or anything you wish you had done differently?

17. How has divorce touched your life? How has it changed your perspective on marriage?

18. The saying is “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Is that true? Do you know a story of when this was or was not true?

19. “Every cloud has a silver lining” is a popular old saying. Does this apply to your life? Why or why not?

20. Do you know a couple whose love has lasted through “better and worse, richer and poorer, in sickness and in health?” Tell about that couple. What did they do to make their love last?

21. Are you a person who views the glass “half empty” or “half full?” Why is that? How has that affected your life and experiences?

22. What is the most difficult circumstance you have had to overcome? How has that shaped who you are?

23. What is the highlight of your life so far? How did that success shape your personality? How has it affected your goals for the future?

24. What historical person do you most admire? What about their life inspires you? How would you like to be like them?

25. If you were to live a different life, what would it be? Would you choose a different period of history? To live in a different country? Or to be a different sort of person? Explain what and why.


Teenager in first car. Joy! | Source

1. What is beauty? Who or what do you think is most beautiful?

Attractive when happy

2. What is courage? Who do you know who exhibits real courage?

Doing the right thing

3. What does it mean to be faithful? Give examples of faithfulness.

Putting all urges behind you and think about one thing

4. What is loyalty in friendship? How can a person show loyalty? What is disloyalty?

5. What is love? Where do you see or experience love the most?

6. What is happiness? How do people experience happiness and what makes them happy?

7. What is peace? Is peace important? What kind and how do we make our lives more peaceful?

8. What is gentleness? Where do you see gentleness? Is there a place in society we need more gentleness?

9. What is patience? How can you develop patience? When have you needed patience?

10. What is strength? What type of strength have you had in your own life? Whose strength do you most admire?

11. What is old? Who is old and what does “old” look like?

12. What is goodness? How do people show goodness? What is your favorite example of goodness?

13. What is self-control? Where does our culture show self-control? Where does it not show self-control? Where do you wish you had more self-control?

14. What is perseverance? When do people need perseverance? Can you think of an example in your own life?

15. What is drive? What give people drive? What sorts of things most make people have this trait?

16. What is nurturing? When is nurturing important? How do men and women show this quality differently?

17. What is responsibility? Are there different roles of responsibility in a family? How is responsibility divided up in your family?

18. What is fun? What makes something fun? How do you make fun in your life? Who do you know that is fun?

19. What is nice? When do we use the word “nice” rather than other words? What other words does nice stand for?

20. What is boastful? How does someone show they are boastful? What is the difference between boastful and proud?

21. What is intelligence? How do we get it? Is there a way to make it increase? How important is it?

22. What does the phrase “follow your dreams” mean? Is this good advice? Why or why not? What good or bad examples do you know from your own life?

23. What is trust? What sorts of things should be trusted? How can we tell what we can trust?

24. What is quality? How can you know that something is good or bad quality? How important is quality compared to other things?

25. What is cheap? What makes something cheap or not cheap? In what ways is cheap good? bad?

Life Experiences

Tip: Talk to an Elderly Relative

1. How should you prepare for a job interview?

2. What is the best way to drive to prevent accidents?

3. How many children is the ideal number? Why?

4. What is the best age to get married to have a lasting relationship?

5. Should mothers of preschool children work? Why or why not?

6. How should household chores be divided up?

7. What is the best way to keep a healthy weight?

8. How much sleep should people get each night? How can they make sure they get that much sleep?

9. How can a person keep from procrastinating?

10. How can a person incorporate more exercise in their daily life?

11. Which pets are the best ones for a family to have?

12. What is the best vacation you ever took?

13. What was the best thing your parents did in raising you?

14. How did your relationship with siblings shape who you are?

15. What did you learn on your first job?

16. What is your favorite season of the year? Why?

17. Which holiday celebration was the most meaningful to you growing up?

18. Where do you like to go to be alone and think?

19. Which of your relatives, outside of your immediate family, had the most influence on you growing up?

20. What smells bring back memories from your childhood?

21. What object do you own that you’d most like to pass down to your grandchildren? Explain what it is and why it is important to you.

22. What skills did you learn from your family that you think have helped you most?

23. What do you wish you had learned to do as a child? Why?

24. When did you lose, get rejected, or get left out of something? How did that experience shape you?

25. What would you most like to give to your children that you did not get as a child? Or, what did you receive as a child that you would most like to pass on to your children?

Current Issues

Is the government doing enough to help small businesses succeed? | Source

1. Should we continue to have Republican and Democratic Political Parties?

Yes – important and have different values

2. Should our election of the President be done differently? Should we limit the money that is spent, change the electoral college, or make some other change?

3. Should the United States aim for self-sufficiency in energy? How should we do that?

4. Should the United States continue to be involved in the Middle East? What should be the role of the U.S.?

5. How much should the rich pay in taxes? Who is rich?

Depends on income

6. How much are you concerned about the environment? Do you try to reduce your own “carbon footprint?” What do you do?

7. How can individuals reduce their amount of debt? What do you do?

Work hard and don’t spend on unnecessary things

8. Should the age of retirement be raised? What should the changes be and why?

9. What do you think about the Creationism vs. Evolutionism controversy? Should Creationism be taught in schools?

10. Should national standardized testing be implemented in schools?

11. What should be done to help make sure all children get a good education?

Give same opportunities

12. What can be done to encourage the development of small businesses?

13. Do you know a successful small business? What makes that business successful?

14. Is the current campaign against drug use among school children successful? What could be done better?

15. Do you know any illegal immigrants? What are their experiences? What do you think should be done about illegal immigration?

16. Do you know instances where parents neglected their children to focus on personal problems or their careers? Should children be able to divorce their parents?

17. What responsibility do children have toward their parents as they age?

18. Should families try to keep frail elderly loved ones at home, or is it better for them to be cared for in a nursing home?

19. Should morbidly obese people have to pay extra for their health insurance?

20. How can people be encouraged to get and keep a healthy weight? What can schools, businesses, the government, or families do?

21. Which disease or health issue concerns you the most (examples: cancer, diabetes, HIV, obesity, Alzheimer’s)? Why?

22. What changes should be made in laws to make driving safer?

23. What could be done in your community to encourage people to use public transportation, walking or biking rather than cars?

24. Should there be restrictions on guns? What should be done to prevent violence?

25. Have you ever had problems getting good health care? What was the problem? What do you think could be done to improve the health care system?

26. Should schools invest in giving every child a laptop or tablet instead of textbooks?

Early Childhood (Choose 2-3)

1. When and where were you born?

Fair Oaks Hospital

2. Do you recall any interesting stories regarding your birth?

3. What is your earliest memory?

4. Who was the most influential person to you as a child?

5. Did you have any pets as a child? What kind?

6. What did you do during the summertime?

Work everyday

7. What was your favorite game?


8. Did you have any nicknames?

9. What were you most afraid of as a child?

10. Do you recall any interesting stories related to you by any of your elder relatives that you
have never forgotten and you think are worth telling to this audience?

Grade School/High School (Choose 2-3)

11. Who was your best friend? Are you still in touch with them?

12. What was your favorite subject to study?


13. What was your favorite sport?


14. Is there a teacher that you remember having been particularly influential?

15. How would you describe yourself as a student, both socially and academically?

16. What did you like most about school? Least?

17. What sort of extracurricular activities did you participate in as a teen?

18. Did you have a teen idol? If so, who was it and how did they spark your interest?

19. What was your favorite music/band/dance in high school?

20. What would people you know find surprising about you as a teen?

1. What city were you born in? Describe your childhood home and where it was.

2. Where did you grow up and what was it like there?

3. As a child, did you have pets? Were any special to you?

4. What did you enjoy doing as a child? What was your favorite outdoor activity?

5. Did you attend church or religious services? What were your earliest memories?

6. Describe you parents. What were they like? What did they do?

7. Where did your father work? What is your strongest image of your father?

8. Did your mother have a job? What is your favorite memory of her?

9. Describe your grandparents
. What did you enjoy the most about them?

10. Who were some of your friends growing up and did your parents like them?

11. Did your friends ever get you in trouble when you were younger?

12. What were some of your chores and did you get and allowance?

13. How old were you when you went on your first date? Where did you go?

14. What were some of your first jobs? How much did you make?

15. What did you like to do in your free time? What do you do now?

16. What were some of the crazy fads you or your friends went through?

17. Did you admire a famous person? What made them admirable?

18. What mischievous prank did you pull on someone and how did it affect you?

19. What were your family finances like growing up and how did that affect you?

20. How did you meet your husband/wife and what drew you to him/her?

21. What are some of your fondest memories with your husband/wife?

22. What are some favorites? ( color, food, ice cream, book, movie, song, sport, etc)

23. Is there something you wish you could do over again?

24. What things do you find yourself doing that you said you’d “never” do.

25. Tell me about a memorable moment in your life; a time you will never forget.

26. What are some of the changes in our society that you have seen in your lifetime?

27. What great historical events you have experienced in your lifetime?

28. What is something that you are really proud of and why?

29. What are the goals you are still working toward?

30. When people look back at your life, how do you want to be remembered?

June 17, 2001 – Birthday

Interview Questions

· What is the most memorable event in your life?

You went to Jamaica and kind of changed the way you looked at things and how your family lives.

· Who was your idol when you grow up?


· How have you tried to be like them?

Confidence and fierce

· What is the happiest day in your life?

· What event had the most influence on you?

Brother moved away and like best friend

· How your favorite movies and books have changed throughout your life?

Fairytales; started to get into poetry

· Do you feel different from other people?

Yes, harder to interact and relate to others

· What time would you like to live in?


· Were you popular in school?

Close group of friends

· If you had a chance to meet somebody, who might that be?

· Would you like to go into space? Why?

No, like life

· What is your most proud achievement?


· Do you consider your work unique?

Creative writing, work is unique

· Do you believe people are cruel?

Yes, humans are terrible people and destroy everything

· What would you change about yourself?

Do things without overthinking

· If you made a movie, what it might be about?


· What qualities in people you dislike?

Dislike negativity and bringing people down

· What children would you like to have?

· Describe the happiest day in your life.


· Are they here?

· Why do people live?

To be happy

· What book would you like to write?

Don’t know

· What is the most inspirational person in your life?


· What would you say if you met a president?

Nothing to say

· Would you like to live in another country?

Yes. Greece

· Is life fair?


· 1. What is your earliest memory?
· 2. Tell me about your mother and father – what were they like?
· 3. Who had the greatest influence on you during your childhood?
· 4. Describe a typical day in your childhood.
· 5. Do you remember your first day of school?
· 6. What teacher had thee greatest impact on you?
Art teacher elementary school like a mom
· 7. What was the happiest day of your childhood?
· 8. What was the saddest day of your childhood?
My brother left to college
· 9. What was your first personal experience with death?
Cat died and is older
· 10. Did you have pets?
· 11. When did you get your first doll?
· 12. When did you learn there was no Santa Claus?
Early in time
· 13. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
No goals
· 14. Who were your childhood heroes?
· 15. Were you popular as a teenager?
· 16. Did you feel different as a child?
· 17. What were your favorite books, movies, movie stars, sports heroes, singers during your childhood?
· 18. Do you remember the war?
· 19. How did you meet your spouse? Describe your first date; your marriage proposal; your wedding and honeymoon.
· 20. Tell me about the birth of your first child?
· 21. If you could be or do anything else – what?
Something with the environment
· 22. If you could live in any other time, when might that be?
· 23. If you could have dinner with five famous people from history, who would they be?
· Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer
· 24. What one word would you use to describe yourself?
· 25. What one word would your friends use to describe you?
· 26. If you could change one thing in your past, what might that be?
· 27. What are you most proud of?
· 28. How would you like to be remembered?
Remembered provided light
· 29. What’s the one thing about you few people know?
· 30. What do you dislike most about yourself?
· 31. What do you dislike most in others?
· 32. Do you talk about religion or politics?
Very religious and stay away from politics
· 33. If they made a movie of your life story… would it sell?
Kind of, it would be boring
· 34. What do you like most about your job? What do you like least?
· 35. Would you want your children to be like you when they grow up?
· 36. What has been the happiest day of your life?
· 37. What has been the saddest?
· 38. When did you find out life is not fair?
· 39. Do you believe in life after death? Good and evil? God?
No afterlife, yes in good and evil
· 40. Why are we here?
· 41. Ann Frank once said that in spite of everything, she believed people were basically good. Do you agree? Disagree? Why?
Do you have any phobias?


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