What’s something your brain tries to make you do, which you have to will yourself NOT to do? (could be a bad habit, a physical response to something … your interpretation is as good as mine! )
Once I get into a book, I sometimes read all night, then watch the sun come up and realize I’m going to be SO tired. You’d think I’d know better by now, but I can’t seem to shake it. Once I’m into a story, I always need to read the next chapter. And then, the next.
When someone finds out what you do, or where you are from, what question do they always ask you?
A million questions. I give them a copy of my book.
What’s something terrifying that we’ve all come to accept as a fact of life?
Fires everywhere. And international storms.
Should governments make laws to protect people from harming themselves? Could that even work? (This one is deep, maybe too deep).
There are already laws, but they are impossible to enforce. Technically, attempted suicide is also attempted murder. The problem is that someone who has attempted suicide is usually not someone the law is willing to prosecute. Anyone who is determined to kill themself will eventually succeed and we have no way to stop them.
Troubled people should have full access to mental health facilities, psychological help, and services, but we don’t offer them. Maybe someday we will. Until then, we aren’t doing anything significant to help troubled people.