Lack of integrity has led to self-interest before social interest. As a species, if we continue we will obliterate ourselves and earth. This includes endless personal consumption, regardless of the environmental impact to the world, money before medical care, power and glory of national leaders before a love of and duty to their people, country and the world. Extreme poverty can be truly alleviated if world leaders would work together. War works, while the arsenal is manufactured by countries without integrity. Banks make gluttonous profits, while so many slave over a mortgage all their lives. Those born with the innate capacity of cognitive brilliance, who become scientists, leaders, inventors, business achievers, should be the carers of those with much less ability. How do we inspire and deliver integrity again?
What's more important: answers, or questions? Are the ‘big’ questions - life, the universe, everything - more important than ‘little’ ones? Does a good question provoke debate or laughter, lead to certain answers or create reflective pause? Can it change laws, minds or lives? Are questions the best answers?
The Interrobang – a new festival from the Wheeler Centre – is looking for the best questions in the world.
Ask your questions and vote on others, then join us on 27 – 28 November for a feast of frequently unanswered questions – as we present your most controversial, revealing, funny and insightful ideas to a 25-strong Brains Trust of the world’s most inquisitive thinkers.
So pose your burning questions. We’ll build this festival on your curiosity, so brace yourself – and wonder hard.