Is there anything too serious to joke about? If so, what falls into that category for you?
Yes, there are things that are too serious to joke about and it would offend me if done so on purpose. Jokes and humour should have their proper place and time in our communication and interaction. The context too matters because even when the joke is about the topics that I list out here, if it is done in a "leg pulling" way with no malice or hurtful intentions, that is more palatable than an outright joke or "for fun" purpose. After saying so, topics that are serious to me are my beliefs (religion), family, and close friends. There was another question in another meme about if I would defend a friend when his/her reputation is at stake when others spoke about a misguided notion about my friend. I replied that I would stand up and speak out for my my friend.
Would you rather be a tortured genius or a happy simple-minded person? Why?
I seriously do not know what does tortured genius mean! Hahaha...so I guess I would rather be a happy simple-minded person. Interestingly I was speaking about finding a potential mate for my brother and he finally came up with the ideal wife that he is seeking. She must be a "wise fool". Someone who can act dumb in front of in laws but wise enough to be discerning about the reaction of relatives. Dumb in this case would both mean when to be quiet and when to smile and ignore relative's remarks.
A dear friend or family member has a terminal illness and is in agony. He/she wants you to help him/her die. What would you do?
This is a very tough question. Though if I am the suffering one and my case is clearly deemed to be hopeless, I would not want to be put on a "permanent" life support system that will only burdened my family members emotionally and financially. Similarly, I would discuss this matter with my husband prior to any medical treatment or in case of accidents, what is to be done. But back to the question, I would not "help" the person die but if the person's case is clearly hopeless beyond any doubt as reasonably agreed by physicians and doctors, then the decision perhaps is to discontinue any life support system or technology.