The whole and its parts

The whole & its parts

Practicing curiosity

Rick was searching for a way to share his ideas, but as I had asked him to come up with questions to ask he struggled. Suddenly he had an insight and explained that it was easy to ask a question. He simply would end his sentence with “do you do this?” to transform his statement into a question.

While this ends up to be a leading question that might answer with a yes or no, it still is a start to practicing curiosity. Not knowing the answer is opening the door to the unknown. Having to find an answer requires to think about the question. For a short moment, both entered unchartered territory.

And whatever the answer is, it creates the space for more questions.

And when the questions shift to “how do you do this?” the person asking the question is most certainly up for a surprise and thus discovery. The same is valid for the person answering as he will be discovering how fluid he is in answering the question.

If he isn’t he will be surprised too as he is learning a bit more about what he doesn’t know.

Which is again a space to ask more questions.

It is a journey towards more curiosity.

Possibly a challenging and vulnerable one if until now adding value has been about providing answers.

It’s a worthwhile one. It’s ok to take it at your rhythm.


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