Being an immigrant poet, writer and
psychotherapist, I have been fascinated with the struggles, dilemmas and
dreams of other immigrants and creative people. I have interviewed dozens
of such personalities and published them in my books. The present project
is the natural extension and integration of all my previous projects. I
would like you to share your philosophy and lifestyle so that we can have
a better understanding of the psychology of immigrants and creative
personalities and are able to help them better in their struggles with
their emotional and social problems.
your questions you can remain anonymous if you wish. To help you in
sharing your story I have devised a questionnaire, which consists of the
following four parts:
God and Religion
Love, Sex and Marriage
Creative Personalities and
Please send your
responses by email to…email@example.com
and they will be presented on my website
- SHARING YOUR
- TRADITIONAL…NON TRADITIONAL…CREATIVE
- PHILOSOPHY AND LIFESTYLE
QUESTIONS…PART ONE…GOD AND
you believe in God? If you do Why?
is your concept / experience of God?
is your belief system different than the belief system of your family and
community of origin?
did you become an Atheist / Agnostic / Free Thinker / Humanist?
do you believe in a Religion?
do you practice your preferred religion [Islam / Christianity / Judaism /
Hinduism / Sikhism / Native Spirituality etc] as opposed to not any other
religious or spiritual tradition?
you believe in giving Religious Education to children at home and in
can’t we teach our children different religious and spiritual and secular
traditions as part of history and let them decide when they become adults?
are your views about the relationship between Religion and State?
Where you do get your guidance
about your moral and ethical values?
PART TWO…LOVE, SEX AND
Are you single or married?
If you are single is it out of
your own choice?
What are your views about
Why did you get married? Was
it an arranged or a love marriage?
Do you believe in platonic
relationships between men and women?
Are you gay or lesbian?
Have you shared your gay /
lesbian lifestyle with your family and community?
What was the reaction of your
family and community?
What do you think of
legalizing gay and lesbian marriages in Canada?
Do you have a gay or lesbian
friend or relative?
What do you think different
Religions and Scriptures say about gay and lesbian lifestyle?
Are you an immigrant? For how
long have you been living outside your motherland?
What do you consider the
cultural differences between the two cultures?
How do you deal with your
FOUR…CREATIVE PERSONALITIES AND EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS
Are you a Creative Person?
How do you express your
creativity [ write, paint, act or make films or in other forms] ?
Do you share your Creations
with your family and community?
What are the reactions of your
family and community about your Creative Expressions?
Did you experience emotional
and social problems because of your Creative Personality and Lifestyle?
How do you cope with those
emotional and social problems?
Thank you for sharing
your philosophy and lifestyle.
- Place of Birth
- Present Address