How to ask a “good” question?

September 11, 2010

I just read yet another post on “How to ask a good question in a Tarot reading”.

Apparently, asking: Will my boyfriend come back? is no good, because it’s a ‘closed’ question – the answer is ‘yes, or ‘no’. The author of the post in question doubts that “you would be very satisfied with either of those!”

What is the matter with this blogger / tarot reader? How about using some imagination?

Can’t she look at the cards that come up and expand on the answer? Yes he will come back because this card means this and this, but this reversed card in the future is telling you not to do this or to expect that such and such is going to happen.

Or, No he’s not coming back because this card indicates this and this and you wouldn’t be happy because of that and that.

Etc.

Apparently, too, What is the outlook for my boyfriend coming back? is a better question. It certainly lets the reader off the hook as she doesn’t have to give a straight answer.

Rant over.

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It’s ok to be wrong.

September 3, 2010

It’s ok to be wrong.

That’s it. Relax.

If you get a reputation for being always right, people will start worshipping you and putting you on a pedestal. While the adulation and praise might be attractive, it will be your downfall.

So the next time someone asks a question that could use a Yes-No answer, why not take the plunge and answer it the best you can there and then? You’ll probably be right, but if you’re not, that’s too bad – but there can be good reasons for this outcome.

Being right all the time is reserved for the Supreme Being, so that should take the pressure off us.