Two Components, One Way, First Level discussed on Coffee and Books


So i think what makes for a better question is first of all being skeptical about whatever form you tend to hear the questions being posed in right in other words taking ownership of the question and not simply regurgitating or repeating the wayne which question has come up in words that were sort of not your own right and so if if so typically let's say in regards to about black music about trap music oftentimes what you hear when you're in just just in conversations around you know on the corner anywhere and people say well you know it's bad it's hurts. Our you know it hurts our image. Or it's it's crass or it's immoral to say okay. Well that's that's one way of thinking about it. But how would i restate this for myself. And do i agree. No how can i rethink about some of the assumptions. They go into that in the first place. I think that's one way is always to refuse to simply repeat questions as they come to us really to reframe However you wanna do that. The second thing i would say about asking you better question is i think to try. And i think they're more maybe two components right one would be to try and make your personal sort of evaluative judgement out of it for a moment and try and think about it in a kind of disinterested way. So you'll 'cause we're trained in so in so many ways because lifted highly capitalistic immediately. Want to say do. I like it too. I dislike it you know. Do i want to buy more of it do i. You does it as a slap is. Is it good. Is it good for the club. Okay well those are. Those are some ways that make about something but if i step back from it and i try and ask to sort of like how was dismayed right. Like what how. What's what's it structure. Why is somebody making. What are the you know regardless of whether. I think it's good or bad. Just why. why are they making this not something else. I think that begins to move us in the direction of a that makes for a better question. Because in a sense you start to discover aspects of that thing that are are are actual league affecting our judgment but are things that we were not necessarily conscious right. There were not articulating explicitly. And so i think that you know better questions tend to be those that to a certain extent cut excavate all of the elements that are present in something and we might even know them or feel them intuitively but we haven't found language to describe him to make explicit but that process of making something explicit trivial right. Like when you that moment where you can start to apply language to something in a way where you can kind of get a hold on it. Part of what happens right. Is you're changing the discourse because those those questions that were coming at at you the way something is received now you have a way to start changing other people have that kind of first level reception when you put out. A question actually hits a on a slightly deeper level..

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