101 Deep Questions That Make You Think About Life

Last edited on March 13, 2020

What Are Some Deep Questions About Life You’re Asking yourself?

Our minds are filled with questions. It’s the way we were programmed and it is how we think. Some are easy to answer and some are not. Some support us and some harm our lives.

In school, we learn to give the right answers. But in truth, questions asked are more important than the answers themselves. As Georg Cantor said:

“To ask the right question is harder than to answer it” – Georg Cantor

When you start to think of the questions in your head, you realise just how many questions run through your mind every day. It’s easy to see then why sometimes you are in a good state, and sometimes in a bad state. Never stop asking questions.

There are no right or wrong answers, just thoughts to the questions being asked. There are questions that make you think and there are those that are simple. Here are some that are sure to provoke your thoughts:

  1. What are your dreams and aspirations?
  2. Are you happy with what you’re doing right now?
  3. Is it worse to fail or never try something?
  4. Where are our thoughts and consciousness kept?
  5. Are you proud of what you’ve accomplished in life?
  6. What are you most satisfied with in your life right now?
  7. What do you really want to do but have not done yet? Why?
  8. Are you afraid to fail?
  9. When was the last time you had a deep meaningful conversation with someone?
  10. Do you worry about something and what would happen if you stopped worrying?
  11. Would your 10 year old self be proud of who you are today?
  12. What makes you stand out from other people?
  13. Are you more inclined to do things right or do the right thing?
  14. When was the last time you really laughed uncontrollably?
  15. If you were to die today, would you have any regrets?
  16. What is the one thing you’re so grateful for you can’t live without?
  17. Do you hold grudges you need to let go?
  18. Is what you’re currently doing making the people around you happy?
  19. If you had enough, would more money make you happier?
  20. If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do now?
  21. How old would you be based on your actions alone?
  22. Will the 10 year old me be happy with who he/she became?
  23. Is there something stuck inside that you know you need to release?
  24. What is the one thing you’d like to change about yourself?
  25. Are you settling for things in your life?
  26. Do you think that humans have a purpose on earth as a species?
  27. Which is better, to forget everything you knew, or to never be able to remember again?
  28. If you could send a message to the 16 year old you, what would you send?
  29. If the world was going to end tomorrow, who would you be with or call today?
  30. Are you going after what you really want in life?
  31. If you could change a past calamity in your life, would you, knowing that it shaped you into who you are today, change that?
  32. If a loved one was in danger, would you break the law to save them?
  33. Do things that make you happy actually make you happy or do they make people around you happy?
  34. Are you the kind of son/daughter you want for yourself?
  35. Do you have to understand everything to know it’s true?
  36. What is the thing you fear most?
  37. Can life be lived without a purpose?
  38. Do you remember a time when you felt more alive than ever before? What happened?
  39. Is there something you’ve been putting off that you should do today?
  40. Do you really know what good and bad is or do you just follow what was taught?
  41. Why are you reading these questions? What do you want get out of this?
  42. If you could choose your own name, what would it have been?
  43. If you won the lottery today, would you be broke in 5 years or better off?
  44. Is happiness the purpose of life or is there something more important?
  45. Is mankind moving in the right direction or are we destroying ourselves?
  46. Does life feel like a routine you live everyday?
  47. What’s the best advice you gave someone that even surprised yourself?
  48. Would you reduce your life by 10 years to live the life of your dreams?
  49. Are you happy at least once a day?
  50. Are you sad at least once a day?
  51. Do you learn from mistakes or repeat them?
  52. What do you constantly think about? Is it a good way to fill the space in your head?
  53. What questions do you ask yourself when you’re trying to sleep at night?
  54. Do you feel like you can control everything?
  55. Who do you spend most of your time with? And are you happy with the answer?
  56. What does your ideal life look like?
  57. Is it wrong for a starving child to steal food?
  58. Are people around you happy with you?
  59. What is the most important thing in your life?
  60. Do you deserve the people in your life right now?
  61. Am I who I want to be?
  62. Do you manage your stress well? What do you do to help with it?
  63. Would you like yourself if you were someone else?
  64. If someone gave you a million dollars now, no questions asked, will you think you deserve it?
  65. What event has had the biggest impact on the human race?
  66. If you do an act of kindness to feel good, is it selfish or selfless?
  67. Are there any instances that taking a human life is justifiable?
  68. Do we really have free will with all the news, media and laws around?
  69. If you had one sentence to describe your life story, what would it be?
  70. Is consciousness a human trait we can control?
  71. Is technology going too far or is it bringing us forward?
  72. How often do you notice yourself coughing or nose run?
  73. Would you be surprised if your life was a computer simulation?
  74. Do you believe that some people have the same point of view or are everyone’s POV different?
  75. Should all humans of all ages have the same rights? And can these rights change over time?
  76. Has social media been a benefit or liability to society?
  77. Did you best life lessons come from good times or hardships?
  78. Is artificial intelligence actual intelligence or is it just and algorithm?
  79. Have you ever thought about how small and insignificant you are in the world and universe yet you can mean so much to a few people?
  80. What is something you think everyone should experience at least once?
  81. Do your loved ones talk to you about real problems they have?
  82. Would ending world poverty be a good thing or will it make the world entitled?
  83. Do you believe there are other living beings out there besides our planet?
  84. If you could do something bad but beneficial to you, and you knew for sure that no one would find out and it wouldn’t cause any significant harm, would you do it?
  85. Excluding a higher power, are humans the most advanced life forms in the universe?
  86. Why do you fear death?
  87. Is your life ‘ordinary’?
  88. When was the last time you remember crying? Do you let your emotions go or do you keep them in?
  89. What would you like to say is your greatest achievement when you’re old and grey?
  90. If there was a pill that would replace sleep for good without side effects, would you take it and never sleep again?
  91. Do you think that being selfish sometimes is crucial to happiness?
  92. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
  93. Why do some good people live bad lives and some bad people live good lives?
  94. What do you think of the singularity and do you think it’s something that will happen?
  95. If a clone was made of you, would you like him/her? What are the traits you’d be annoyed with?
  96. What percentage of your life does your work take? And what percentage is spent with people you love? You can calculate from a normal week.
  97. Could a world without money possibly be a good thing for humanity?
  98. Would you like if everyone told you the truth about what they think of you without any filters?
  99. What is an action you can take today that would make your life better in a year? What’s stopping you from doing it?
  100. Do single moments change things or are things changed by consecutive things?
  101. In the case of overpopulation, will mother nature correct it?

There you have it, 100+ questions that make you think. Read them regularly and you may just change your life to the life you’ve always wanted to live.

If you feel we are missing something that helped you a lot from the list, do drop a comment and we will check them out.

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