Wow. This is the first daily prompt that I ever responded to, and it’s quite the prompt for a first time. Here it is:
You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum. Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) — and what questions would you ask?
There are a plethora of people I could ask, and an even bigger plethora of questions I could ask. But I suppose I would actually give it to….myself. Yes, myself.
The subconscious mind has always been intriguing to me, and especially now more since I’m taking a Psychology course in college. I think that I already know all the answers about myself, but do I really?
According to our Psych professor (who is the least bit exciting) our subconscious minds are reflections of our desires that we choose not to act upon. Our subconscious thoughts are often revealed through our dreams, as well as in our Freudian slips.
If I had truth serum, I would give it to myself, and then ask the questions I ask myself all the time, but already have a pre-conceived answer for. The problem with asking ourselves questions (without truth serum) is that instead of answering truthfully, we usually answer how others want us to, or what we would like the answer to be, rather than what it actually is.
As to what questions I would ask myself? Everything, I suppose. If I really like my life, my job, my career choice, my university choice, etc. Often times we doubt ourselves about whether or not we’re heading in the right direction, asking ourselves over and over, but never really devising an answer.
This post probably didn’t make any sense, but that’s okay, because I usually don’t make much sense at all. Let me know what you all think!