How much is capitalism to blame for our collective shame, sense of worthlessness and desperation to personally compete with each other?

I wonder how much the western world’s pursuit for economic growth, personal wealth and status ultimately has an impact on our levels of happiness, mental illness and capacity to generally have little empathy for others, even just on a day-to-day level between mates. Or is this just human nature? Are we fundamentally greedy bastards?

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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.