Catch the clouds
Looking out the window with my two-year godson, he suddenly said “clouds”, pointing at the sky and then “catching the clouds.” I answered that it was impossible to do so with our hands ; we would rather need a rocket, an airplane or a cloud net, instead !
When somebody dares to ask an open question off the beaten track, the replies often take a leaf out of certainties from popular conventions, beliefs whose roots are obscured and pseudoscientific and also from personal experiences, therefore biased.
This is what television, so-called adults, school and other institutions broadcast us.
Imperious answer, without any discussion: “no / yes”
A start of answer, more or less imbued with originality: “in doing this or that”
Open answer (very scarce): “What do you think? What would you do?”
Who teaches us dreaming, trying, failing, recovering, questioning, and persevering?
What kind of answers do you usually use with your family, colleagues, strangers, or even yourself?
Next time, step back and listen to your answer(s).
What do you think about it? Honestly, from you to you.