Official Study Guide, Second Edition
1. Is it important to question the ideas and decisions of people in positions of authority?
2. Should people take more responsibility for solving problems that affect their communities or the nation in general?
3. Can knowledge be a burden rather than a benefit?
4. Do changes that make our lives easier not necessarily make them better?
5. Is conscience a more powerful motivator than money, fame or power?
6. Can success be disastrous?
7. Do we need other people in order to understand ourselves?
8. Is the world changing for the better?
9. Do you think that ease does not challenge us and what we need adversity to help us discover who we are?
10. Should heroes be defined as people who say that they think when we ourselves lack the courage to say it?
Do memories hinder or help people in their effort to learn from the past and succeed in the present?
1. Do you think that people are capable of finding happiness or are they always searching for something beyond what they have?
2. If you want to become an expert in a certain field, do you need to have more talent or more motivation?
3. Which do you think contributes more to personal happiness: what happens to you or the way you respond to what happens?
4. Do you agree with Aaron Burr that it is wisest to put things off if you can?
5. Do we ourselves cause change in our lives by making certqain decisions, or are we acted upon by events that happen around us?
6. Is it really impossible to fail? Are some failures simply unsuccessful attempts to accomplish what we set out to do, or do all failures ultimately provide some benefits, even if we can’t see it right away?