But there are some questions — the biggest ones — that the world won't ask you. You are left to ask yourself these questions. Or they might just go unanswered.
I'm going to ask these questions of a lot of people.
You can leave your answers as comments below. (Menacing legal note: by leaving a comment, you permit me to include your words, with attribution, in any eventual publication.)
Then, I'm going to write a book to encourage more asking.
For now, here's a page you can carry into the woods or post in your cubicle.
The title question — "What is the greatest thing in the world?" — was a first-day-of-class ice-breaker annually asked by John Detrick, my high school geometry teacher. He just wanted to get to know the students and was usually surprised that the question had not been previously considered.