The Art of Asking Questions 5
The best thing that can happen to a human being is to find a problem, to fall in love with that problem, and to live trying to solve that problem unless another problem even more lovable appears. (Karl Popper)
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“I’d replace ‘problem’ in Popper’s quote with ‘question’. Questioning is wider in scope than problem-solving.
Some questions focus on solving problems; others focus on understanding; others on optimization.
‘Find a question, fall in love with that question, and live trying to answer that question unless another question even more lovable appears.'”
“Does it have to be just one question?”
“No. I have a growing list of open questions that I find particularly interesting. Some are big, some are small, all are beautiful.
A higher-order aspect of the process is to discover how they interconnect.”
“If you were to pick a central question for your life, what would it be?”
“How can I make my life a work of art and inspire others to do the same?“