Note to self: those who dwindle
I’ve realized that maybe it’s not that I am asking the wrong questions; perhaps I am asking the wrong people to journey with me on a thoughtful dialogue that they haven't packed for.
I strive to ask intelligent questions with the intent to delve into a conversation of substance. A conversation that vacates the mundane of our day-to-day normalcy to stimulate creative thinking, challenge, and recognition of one’s existence. When I propose questions, express thoughts, and ideas my anticipation of delving into a caliber dialogue would often go unmet. I’ve realized that maybe it’s not that I am asking the wrong questions; perhaps I am asking the wrong people to journey with me on a thoughtful dialogue that they haven’t packed for. On the one hand, you can see someone’s potential, and on the other, there is the reality that they, themselves, didn’t define that which you hold in the other. I tend to think that this if, held with great expectancy yet without mutual discovery, can potentially cause resentment, frustration, and disappointment.
I’ve noticed first hand; relationships among those who value creative thinking, innovation, depth, and empathy are the most important. And they’re waiting for you. Continue asking questions among the right people.