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The quality of your life depends directly on the quality of the questions you ask.

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Why?

questions

Oh, Great.”Why?”  conjures up memories of raising your toddler. The incessant questions.I tried very hard to answer every one as honestly as I could, without betraying any frustration that I might have been feeling as I was rushing to get out the door to work, or prepare supper, or whatever automatically necessary task was in […]

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What do I want?

i want

What do I want? What a question. How dare you!My two grandfathers were a study in simultaneous contrast and similarity.Both were quiet, introverted men. Happy to sit in the background and watch the world go by. Happy to let their wives do the talking. (My grandmothers needed little urging in this regard.) Risk-averse, play-it-safe, obey-the-rules.Yet […]

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How do we measure wisdom?

wisdom

How do you know if you’re wiser that the next dude?How do you know you’re wise enough? or not? . . . . . . . . if you can’t measure wisdom?Some 4–5 years ago, I got curious about this wisdom thing. I started reading one chapter of the book of Solomon’s Proverbs per day. The date […]

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Is what you’re doing crazy enough?

crazy enough

My old uncle was a phenomenally successful real estate developer and architect.Entirely self-taught. I think he did a few university-level courses, but just enough to learn what he needed to know, then he went back to whatever project he was working on.Due to some unfortunate family politics, I didn’t get to mix it up with […]

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Do you know how to have a conversation?

how to have a conversation

How you answer that question depends entirely on your purpose in the conversation. The purpose of a LOT of conversations I eavesdrop on . . .  is emotional reassurance. Tell me I’m OK. Somebody PLE-E-E-EASE tell me I’m OK. I feel frantic. I can’t cope with life if I’m all alone. Quiet desperation. (Thanks, Mr Thoreau.) The conversation makes […]

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How YOU could become my guru

guru

(This isn’t actually an invitation to become my new guru . . . . .  Then again . . . .  maybe it is . . . . . ) Unless you’re not totally human . . . . .  . . . . and even then . . . . . (I’d want to check […]

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