Where do ideas comes from?
I can’t help thinking in the long-term that this is what will set us apart from robots & computers. Technology can compute information quicker than us. It will be able to perform tasks quicker & better than us.
But computers can’t originate ideas. Ideas come from the mystery of the human mind.
The mind isn’t a tree though, and ideas aren’t fruit that we can pick from it any time we like.
Sometimes we need a little inspiration to produce an idea. And on the course of thinking on a new line, we can stumble on an idea trail. If we follow it, that idea starts to take shape.
Creative people are talented at recognising these trails and knowing when to follow them.
Conversation is a great starting point to discover an idea trail.
A conversation is unpredictable, so it can take you to an unknown place. In this unknown place we have new thoughts, new ideas. And as we continue to explore these ideas through conversation, those ideas will bloom.
The less common the question, the more likely the conversation will go to new places.
Sometimes the way to find an answer is to ask the right question.
Unlock your mind. Conversation is a catalyst for discovering the unknown.
How do people perceive you? And what can you do to mold that perception?
Do you want a game where everyone wins no matter how badly they play? Do you think you know everything about your lover?
How do you respond when an important conversation presents itself? Do you minimise it?
Are conversations about entertainment pointless?
What is the taboo topic that we should talk about a lot more?
How are you with the basics of conversation? Test yourself with this check list.
Is Carpe Diem a load of crap?
Try these conversation starters with your Valentines date.
It’s important to tell people how meaningful they are. So why do we avoid being sentimental?
Does your attitude to conversation result in people reflecting on your words long after you’ve said them? Or do you just make disposable chit-chat?