Most questions are simple: why is the sky blue? What is 389/12? The access to information is just waiting for us in our pockets.
Other questions are a little harder: why am I here? Why is this person arguing for something that is obviously not true? Why is there suffering? How do we combat climate change? What is ‘good’?
Questions help us see things differently. When meeting new people at a dinner party (barf) the usual question is “What do you do?” We know the form of the answer to that question, and how they answer it, even without knowing anything else about them.
Instead, how about “What are you passionate about?”
Stunned. Wait a minute. I’ve never been asked this before.
Suddenly, everything gets interesting. We cut through so much smoke with rephrasing a simple question.
Ask better questions.
Why are you here?
PS – I’m working on some longer form posts about fitness. Stay tuned.