9 Table Topics

February 03, 2010 · By Sloane Davidson, Founder and CEO, Hello Neighbor

To spur conversation, I often go to the "would you rather" questions - and most I make up on my own, but I happen to have handy a set of Table Topics and sat last night with a friend picking out cards from the stack like a magician. I thought I'd share the questions we pulled with you, for your response. Mine, are below. Seemed like something fun to do to step out of the box and think about questions that are different from my regular life and normal conversations I have with people.

How do YOU step out of your box and comfort zone to explore the confines of your imagination?

1. What would you like to be said about you at your funeral?

That I was loved and going to be missed and that I put my fingerprint on the world and helped make it better, even if just for one person.

2. In what era would you most like to have grown up?

Discovery of America. I know chance of survival on the Mayflower and subsequent colonization would be hard, but still, would have loved to be one of the original explorers of America.

3. What event past, present, or future, would you like to witness in person?

To see Martin Luther King's, I Have A Dream, speech. My other one was to see my grandfather in court during the Nuremburg Trials after WWII.

4. Is the male or female body more beautiful?

This was no contest. Woman's body, hands down.

5. Would you rather be a great musician, athlete, scientists, artist, politician or writer?

Debate! I went with scientist because I felt that was a more innate gift than the rest and more challenging and intellectually stimulating to me.

6. What amendments should be made to the U.S. Constitution?

Rusty on my Amendments. I said I'd repeal The Patriot Act, but that's not an amendment. I studied political science up and down in college isn't it scary know knowledge can atrophy if you don't access that part of the brain? Note to self: Look up Constitutional Amendments.

7. Should the individual or society be of primary importance?

Psychology or Sociology? I went with society, because we make the whole as individuals, but it's a great debate for either one.

8. What did you get into trouble for the most when you were young?

Being 7 minutes late for curfew. Seriously, my parents were militant about the time and those who know me know that I need a little bit of a buffer window. Not a lot, but 7 minutes seems to be the norm over my lifetime.

9. If you could rename yourself what name would you choose?

I wouldn't. I love my name. Even if it is a boy's name, a last name, a toilet company, a university, a chick's name from a movie and terribly pronounced in most other countries. I love it, it's mine and I wouldn't change it.

So there you have it. Taking my table conversation online. What question of me (or each other reading this blog) would you like to know?