In your lifetime, you're only going to have enough time to truly pursue and maintain about a handful of passions. Your list doesn't need to mirror his or hers, but there should be a few common instances.
And if you want to get to know someone quickly, you're going to want to first ask what those passions are. Most importantly, if you find his or her list to be ridiculous, you know you two aren't compatible. What we spend the most time thinking about makes us the individuals we are.
In the grand scheme of the universe, our existence is barely a blink of an eye.
But thankfully, we aren't trying to create stars and galaxies — we're just trying to understand how it all works and fits together. If you want to get to know someone, you want to know what he or she spends the most time thinking about, what he or she believes is more important than everything else.
These questions are key primers, the ones to ask after you’ve said hello, and settled in somewhere comfortable.
Should the relationship evolve, there will be plenty of time to get into weighty topics. When a person reveals too much too soon, it can give a false sense of intimacy.