Sharing of intentions, questions and current fascinations is a way to engage and align with others who may share the journey. And, acknowledging the fact of our finiteness and fitness, caring in my asking and demanding of another’s attention seems a fundamental kindness. If shared questions and inquiries are asked well, if invitations to join a journey are carefully constructed, there is immense potential to tackle questions and aspirations far beyond our individual imagining.
Sometimes “I” have questions. The question being new to me doesn’t mean it’s unique or unanswered! Blurting it out in a forum or meeting as an interruption, without noticing others asking or the context is…disruptive. Paying careful attention to the formation and clarification of questions, I realise there is plenty of instruction available for those questions whose answers are “known” to humanity but not me (e.g. books on innovation ecosystems, courses on memorisation, local experts in etc.) and for those unknown (to humanity and me), there are communities of interest, fields and disciplines already inquiring in that direction.
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