What is your question?

Question: What is a question we should be asking ourselves?

Jimmy Wales: What is a question everybody should be asking themselves? “What’s for lunch?” No, I’m just kidding. I’m getting hungry. It’s time for lunch.  Gee, you know, “How can I focus my mind to make my little part of the world better?” That’s the question I think everybody should ask themselves.

 

Recorded On: Aug 10, 2007

What's for lunch?

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