James Ryan, Dean of the School of Education at Harvard, gave the 2016 commencement speech - which I've listened to 3 times already. I can usually barely get through one.. This one is worth hearing and reading. He's funny, heartwarming, topical, and totally serious; and the 5 questions he poses are worth asking - as therapists!
"Asking good questions will be just as rewarding in your personal life. Good friends, as you know, ask great questions, as do good parents. They pose questions that, just in the asking, show how much they know and care about you. They ask questions that make you pause, that make you think, that provoke honesty, and that invite a deeper connection. They ask questions that don’t so much demand an answer as prove irresistible. My simple point is that posing irresistible questions is an art worth cultivating.
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