Do media determine what is important to most people?s Should society limit people's exposure to some kinds of information or forms of expression?
Can books and stories about characters and events that are not real teach us anything useful? (hamlet Romeo and Juliet) Do memories hinder or help people in their effort to learn from the past and succeed in the present? (9.11)
Do all established traditions deserve to remain in existence?(the Articles of confederation) Do images and impressions have too much of an effect on people? Should we pay more attention to people who are older and more experienced than we are? Has today's abundance of information only made it more difficult for us to understand the world around us?
Do people need to compare themselves with others in order to appreciate what they have? Is education primarily the result of influences other than school? Is it important to try to understand people's motivations before judging their actions? Does having a large number of options to choose from make people happy?
Is the main value of the arts to teach us about the world around us? Should people choose one of two opposing sides of an issue, or is the truth usually found "in the middle"?