The Big Questions

Sometimes on a weekday morning I watch The Big Questions on BBC One (when I’m at home you understand). It can be good viewing. If you’re not familiar, they talk about topical subjects, bringing in people of very different opinions into the audience and basically let them have it. It’s daytime TV so it’s mostly civil too.

And a while back, David D’Souza posted his questions. So here’s mine.

1. It’s a grey and miserable day, so how do I feel better about myself? 

2. Recruitment practises still don’t feel as modern as they need to be. Will we ever get it right?

3. L&D can get lost inside their solutions forgetting the business outcomes. How do we correct that?

4. Wellbeing isn’t talked about well enough. How are we going to improve physical, mental and financial health?

5. I’m still reeling from the terror attacks in the UK. How are you?

6. Do we still need Unions in this day and age? Surely modern work practices, employment law and social technologies have made them all but redundant?

7. If you’re a Tory how do you square morally ambiguous votes in favour of party politics?

8. If you’re a Labour voter, how do you explain Corbyn?

9. Gender expression has become a really complicated issue. How well do you understand it?

10. Gender politics is now more rife than we’ve ever known it to be. How are you doing with treading those lines?

11. Take a look around you. Are we as cowed and scared as Hopkins tells us we are?

12. Do you watch Paul Joseph Watson’s videos? What do you make of them?

13. Who do you turn to for emotional support if you don’t have a loved one by your side?

14. If you have children, what’s the most recent good memory you have with each other?

15. When was the last time you looked at your family history?

16. What does religion mean to you?

17. What does death mean to you? (HT Michelle Parry-Slater for that question)

18. There’s this whole alt-right thing going on. Do you agree with some of what they share?

19. Which journalist writes and shares good news?

20. What will you do today to uplift yourself?

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Sukh Pabial

I'm an occupational psychologist by profession and am passionate about all things learning and development, creating holistic learning solutions and using positive psychology in the workforce.

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