DailyBlog : The “If You Could Ask One Person” Question

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For the sake of blogging and self-exploration and contemplation, I’ve been slowly making my way through answering questions from this list.

Today’s question: If you could ask one person, alive or dead, only one question, who would you ask and what would you ask?

This is actually a very difficult question. Do you go broad and ask some great philosopher a question about his quotes? Do you ask the secretary of defense if there really is an Area 51, and if so, what does it contain? Or do you narrow it down and personalize it, asking someone in your life, or from your past, something about the way they impacted your life?

I have a hard time letting things go when people do awful things to me, and have absolutely no remorse or conscience regarding the things they have done. It’s far easier for me to feel at peace and move on when someone at least acknowleges my feelings, my autonomy, and the fact that, intentional or not, what they said or did, did impact and/or damage me. People make mistakes. People miss each other’s signals, people make impulsive choices, it happens … but impressions last.

So, do I ask one of those people the grand question of, “Why did you do it and why do you have no conscience about it?” That’s my first impulsive go-to, but is there really an answer that would satisfy me, if a person has no conscience to begin with? Would that just be a waste of this question?

Then again, I could drive myself nuts putting so much more meaning on this question than I should, since it doesn’t even clarify that the person would be required to answer at all, much less that they would be required to answer honestly.

In conclusion, I think I’d ask someone dead a quesiton that’s been bugging me for over 20 years. Kurt Cobain, did you commit suicide, or were you murdered?

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