Thought Provoking Questions
  by Adele Gould Deep Thought Provoking Questions – So What’s the Big Deal? If there was an Association for People Who Appreciate Deep Thought Provoking Questions,  I would be a card carrying member – if not the president. I am famous (alright let’s call a spade a spade: notorious) in my circles for the way in which I engage with people when meeting them for the first time. My family and friends regard my actions with more than a modicum of amusement, which fascinates me somewhat since it all feels perfectly normal to me. Let me place on record that I don’t besiege unsuspecting innocents in my path with my array of personal or thought provoking questions. I tread carefully and only initiate deep conversation if I sense that the person is comfortable communicating in this way. That being said, I cannot deny that it is one of life’s truths that I hate small talk (see I Hate Small Talk)  and love deep conversation, because for me, life is all about the connections we make with others along the way, and one of the ways we achieve this is through deep philosophical exchanges and/or discussions. Let’s face it - we all love talking about ourselves, especially when addressing someone who is really listening and interested, so as a listener, it is not that difficult for me to steer the conversation, using appropriate questions. Although I include in my repertoire your run-of-the-mill, how-are-you, glad-to-meet-you types of questions, it doesn't take long for me to progress to the next level. As a social worker in my former life it was my job to ask questions, so I'm no ...
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