Ask Better Questions
Every week, President Trump tells at least one lie, which is so outrageous, no rational person could believe it. Yet his base accepts it as gospel. How does he do that? He gets them to ask the wrong questions…
How does the media frighten people into clickbait consumption of negative perspective news? It gets them to ask the wrong questions.
How do the credit card companies get you to believe they are your friends, and are trying to help you out, when they are actually turning you into an indentured servant for 40 years? They get you to ask the wrong questions.
Because if you ask the wrong question, the answer is irrelevant.
It seems I’m always beseeching, begging, or ranting for more people to practice critical thinking skills. And while very few people know how to do it, it is definitely a learnable skill.
If we break it down to its essence, critical thinking is having the discernment to intelligently process information. Process it in a way that is relevant to your desired results. And that means asking the right questions.
Do you want to be more successful in life? Ask better questions.
Want to save the world? Teach your kids how to ask better questions.