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Discussion points - Fads and Trends

Fads and Trends

What is a fad?
Do you pay attention to fads?
What were some fads when you were in high school?
What were some fads when you were in college?
What are some fads now?
Are fads the same as popular culture?
What are some of the fads in your home country? Are they the same as where you are living now?
Why do you think people pay attention to fads?
What fad influence your life the most?
What portion of the general population do you think creates or follows fads?
How do fads start and who starts them? Today? In the past?
What media influences how fads evolve?
If you wanted to start a trend, how would you go about it?
How long does it take for a fad to die out?
What are the current trends in fashion?
What are the current trends in electronics?
What are the current trends in music, books, or movies?
What are the current trends in dating/relationships?
How do you learn about the current trends?
Are there any current trends you don't like?
Are there any trends from the past you hope come back?
Are there any trends from the past you hope never come back?
What sorts of trends do you think will develop in the near future?
Name a trend that you followed.
What is a fad diet? Can you name any?
What is a yo-yo diet?
Have you ever tried a fad diet?
Do you count calories? Do you think counting calories is a good way to lose weight?
Do you ever eat or drink "diet" products, such as diet coke?
Have you ever tried a weight loss program?
Was it successful?
Do your parents talk about fads "in their day"?
What fads or trends do you remember from the 80's, 90's or any other time period?


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Discussion points - General/What if...

Failure can often teach more than success can. Has failure ever taught you a valuable lesson?
Are there situations in which lying is appropriate? Discuss.
If you wrote a book about your life, would it be a comedy, a tragedy, or a combination of the two?
If you had to live life as an animal, which animal would you prefer to be and why?
If your doctor told you that you had only a few months to live, how would you alter your way of life?
Each year, many teenagers run away from home. What do you think are the chief causes?
Discuss one cause for which you would be willing to risk your life.
If you had the power to change any event in history (outcome of an election, who won a war, etc.), which would you choose to change, and why?
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If you could live in some other historical period, which would you choose, and why?
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Most people consider themselves part of a particular generation. Discuss what you consider the most important values of your generation.
In your view, what would most impress (favorably or unfavorably) a foreign student spending his or her first weekend in an American home?
If you could make one scientific discovery in your lifetime, what would it be? Why?
Archaeologists have learned much about the lives of first-century Romans from the excavations of houses buried by lava at Pompeii. Suppose that your home were preserved just as it is now. What conclusions about modern life might this evidence lead future archaeologists to draw?
Which of the four seasons of the year appeals to you the most? Why?
What is the best advice you ever got?
If you could change one thing about your childhood, what would it be?
If you had the power to do one thing to improve the world, what would you do?
What is your most prized possession? Why? (Do NOT write about a person.)
Is increased life expectancy a blessing or a curse?
What is your favorite piece of furniture?
Explain why people sometimes continue to do things that are harmful to them.

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TED talks - the danger of a single story - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
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