Ask Matt: Volume III

Yeah, we’re still doing this I guess.

Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?

Is it worse to fail at something or never attempt it in the first place? If you could choose just one thing to change about the world, what would it be? To what extent do you shape your own destiny, and how much is down to fate? Does nature shape our personalities more than nurture? Should people care more about doing the right thing, or doing things right? What one piece of advice would you offer to a newborn infant? Where is the line between insanity and creativity? What is true happiness? What things hold you back from doing the things that you really want to? What makes you, you? What is the truth? What is reality? Do you make your own decisions, or let others make them for you? What makes a good friend? Why do people fear losing things that they do not even have yet? Who defines good and evil? What is the difference between living and being alive? Is a “wrong” act okay if nobody ever knows about it? Who decides what morality is? How do you know that your experience of consciousness is the same as other people’s experience of consciousness? What is true strength? What is true love? Is a family still relevant in the modern world? What role does honour play in today’s society? If money cannot buy happiness, can you ever be truly happy with no money? How do you know your perceptions are real? How much control do you have over your life? What is freedom? Isn’t one person’s terrorist another person’s freedom fighter?  What happens after we die? What defines you? What do people strive for after enlightenment? Do we have a soul? What is intelligence? How should people live their lives? If lying is wrong, are white lies okay? Is trust more important than love? Is it easier to love or be loved? Is it better to love and lose or never to love? Do aliens exist? The structure of DNA appears to be intelligently designed, what are the implications?

Girls? Explain.

“Girls” is a song from the Beastie Boys’ 1986 album, Licensed to Ill.

I blamed a fart on my English teacher and now he gives me a 65 on every essay. Every time I try to talk to him he just makes fart noises and says, “Get away you evil whoopie cushion.” What should I do?

Stop being an evil whoopie cushion.

Hey, Matt. I have a question.





Thoughts on the senior class’ terrible ten percent?

It actually really annoys me. The Class of 2018 has some really amazing people doing some really amazing things, but that tends to get overshadowed. I guess people would rather talk about the bad than the good.

What do I do during free periods

I mostly just bump tunes

My gf likes Chick-fil-a fries but I think they are trash compared to the ones from Joe’s. thoughts?

Wow, that’s a tough one. CFA’s waffle fries by themselves aren’t much of a match for Joe’s fries, but Chick-fil-a Sauce definitely brings an extra something into play. Barbeque sauce doesn’t go great on fries, and ketchup often gets pretty boring. If we’re allowing sauce to be a factor, CFA takes it. Either way, relationships are stupid and you should dump her.


Yeah, I’m getting pretty tired of this column too.

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