Fragments from imaginary dialogues

“How can I get better at asking questions?”

“Ask a million of them, reconnect with the Child Within.

Practice asking questions constantly. Every single day.

Think of it as an Art and a Game (Art/Game [<link; short read]).”

“How do you practice it?”

“One way I like to do it is with a little game I call connections-mapping.

Questions-mapping is basically mind-mapping with questions.”

“Do you write down the questions?”

“Mind-mapping works best when you use single-words.

One approach is identical to the normal mind-map: you start with a central idea or question in the middle of the page, and spread radially in all directions. The difference is, at every step of the process, you convert the word into a practical question.

Another approach is to start with a central idea, and radially connect it with one-word question-kernels: why, what, what if, how, etc. Starting from each first-level node, you can only expand by asking questions of that particular type. For instance from the what node you can only expand by asking what questions.

As with any game, playing with variations is a game in itself.”



About Dani Trusca

Life-Artist, Thinker, Mover (Traceur)

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