Upgrading

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?”

“Indeed.

You can further upgrade the initial question by adding modifiers. You can metaphorically think of them as filters.

You can use simple filters.

eg
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.

eg
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.

eg
How can I do x in y months?
How can I do x with constraint y?”

About Dani Trusca

Life-Artist, Thinker, Mover (Traceur)

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