It’s easy to assume we’re asking the same question because we’re using similar words and facing similar issues.
Yet, if we listen more closely, we may notice the difference. Nuances that indicate we may not be asking the same thing.
Take the simple ‘How do we get from A to B?’
I can think of at least seven variations on this travel question that show underlying assumptions or deeper needs.
Next time, let’s probe further and listen harder. Because we may not be answering their question at all.
And sometimes questions are not for answering anyway. But for living.
Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿
… though ‘Where’s the food?’ is pretty unambiguous in alpaca…