Questions have always been a part of my life. As a child I flooded my parents and strangers with questions and over time, it started to change. The flood slowed to a flow, then to a trickle, and eventually a periodic drip. I was too embarrassed to raise my hand in class for fear of being labeled a dummy, or in the office, because I was already supposed to know the answer. My curiosity and desire to learn, were dying.
I bought into lies and my beliefs were wrong. Inquiry and questions are where learning and growth begin.
Curated Questions is your resource for identifying the best questions, and within you are the answers. These questions are not mathematical equations, but rather a resource to encounter personal reflection and growth. Some are easy, others are very uncomfortable and will prompt further questions. It is time to engage and go deeper.
I have experienced great benefit from questions over the years. Investigating what I do and the motives behind the actions, saved my marriage and helped me to be a better father. Patient friends have been the most common source, but not the single source. It may have come from a book, podcast, a co-worker's off-hand comment, or a bumper sticker on a rusty Volvo.
I am not so arrogant to say my judgement alone can finalize the list. Rather this is a community space and your help is needed. What are the good questions you have stumbled upon? What are the questions your cultural elders ask that would be of benefit to others? What questions stopped you in your tracks and made you think? These are the questions that must be added.
Please contribute. Too many are shouting unsatisfactory answers; we need to be asking better questions.
As for my background; I have been a US Navy Submarine Radioman, worked in the satellite communication industry, owned and operated a handyman business, and spent the last 17 years working program management on various US Navy projects. Additionally, I have served clients as an Executive Coach since 2017. The children are grown and I live with my wife of 26 years, in the DC suburbs.