David William wrote this post at Lifehack, but I find that I have gone back a couple of times now to find these questions. I was on a bike ride along Tibidabo mountain last night with my daughter (8) and I asked her a couple of these questions. I get some profound answers.
Jim Collins says that we should be constantly increasing our Questions to Answers ratio. A question means I am open and curious and learning. An answer is saying what I already know.
Here are the 15 questions that David shared:
15 Questions that Create Profound Discussions with my Daughter
What five words do you think best describe you?
- What do you love doing that makes you feel happiest?
- What do you know how to do that you can teach others?
- What is the most wonderful/worst thing that ever happened to you?
- What did you learn from the best/worst thing that’s happened to you?
- Of all the things you are learning, what do you think will be the most useful when you are an adult?
- If you could travel back in time three years and visit your younger self, what advice would you give yourself?
- What are you most grateful for?
- What do you think that person feels?
- What do you think your life will be like in the future?
- Which of your friends do you think I’d like the most? Why?
- If you could grow up to be famous, what would you want to be famous for?
- How would you change the world if you could?
- How can you help someone today?
- If you could make one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, what rule would you make? Why?