Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“Can I do x?”
“Always upgrade this kind of question to:
How can I do x?”
“So, if I were to apply it to the process of questioning itself, I’d get the meta-question:
How can I upgrade this question?”
You can further upgrade the initial question by adding modifiers. You can metaphorically think of them as filters.
You can use simple filters.
How can I do x beautifully?
How can I do x differently?
You can use meta-filters. These are essentially models.
One of the most powerful meta-filters is Big Thinking [<link; medium read]. in the context of questioning, Big Thinking produces Big Questions.
How can I do x in the shortest time?
How can I do x effortlessly?
And you can stack filters.
For instance you can add the Specificity meta-filter.
How can I do x in y months?
How can I do x with constraint y?”