How to know everything

Book Summary – How to know everything by Elke Wiss

we can choose to become smarter or dumber with each conversation – we often choose dumber

A primer in the art of asking good questions.

Having been a college journalist as well as a podcast host in a past life, I've learned to appreciate the value of good questions.

Answers, while useful, are like a butterfly that's been pinned to the wall - they represent a truth frozen at a particular point in time. While sometimes beautiful to look at, they quickly lose relevance and become outdated.

Good questions are not a fixed constant in space time but rather something that arises from the context of the situation and the people involved. Questions are an invitation to explore. To broaden. To gain a mutual understanding, both of the subject matter, and of the humans involved.