I was walking home today, in a rush to get there and finish packing before driving up to Maine, and walked past two people sitting on a bench.
"Excuse me?" said the female, "Could you answer a question for us?"
"Sure" I shrugged.
"What do you think your purpose in life is?"
"Um, I, uh..."
"We're not going to record your answer or anything. We're just having a discussion and wanted to get more input."
"Well..." I began, "I guess I'm not sure where to go with that... do you mean career-wise, or personally, or...?"
"How about answering this question instead," said the male. "Which is more rewarding: interpersonal connections or self-satisfaction?"
I thought for a moment before I responded, "I don't believe one can have self-satisfaction without interpersonal connections."
They seemed satisfied with my answer and I continued on my way.
What about you? Would you have stopped to answer questions from strangers? What would your answers have been?