If you could ask a famous person one question, what would you ask? Why? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
(319 Words, 15 Sentences, 4 Paragraphs, Band 9)
Many people like to know different things about the celebrities. For example, what pets do they have, what is their favorite meal or color and how did they lose some weight, etc. However, I think that these types of questions do not allow people to learn more about a famous person, his or her personality. I believe that if I would be given a chance to ask a famous person one question I would ask him or her about the meaning of life.
Some people live without thinking about why they are here. Others contemplate about the life and think about the meaning of it. I think that the answer to the question about the meaning of life for a famous person would satisfied people more then just his or her pets and habits. First of all, famous people often are not honest about their private lives and only want to look good in front of the audience. However, the single question about the meaning of the live could give the audience more things to think of and reveal more about the speaker’s personality.
Second of all, in addition to those benefits, mentioned above, from the answer to this question people can learn about the speaker’s points of view, his or her attitude towards life. I think that this information could help many people to reconsider their attitudes and be more positive about their present and future.
To sum up, I think that the answer to the question “Why am I here and what the meaning of my life” can reveal many interesting thoughts to share with the audience. Also, people would be less material. I mean that from my position it is not important how many carats a famous person has in his/her watch, or what is his or her preferences in food. What important is what he or she think about her/his destiny and the meaning of life.
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