When is the last time you asked someone a hard question?

This post by Hugh MacLeod, mentions the pivotal problem of people “not getting” new ideas. Turns out the same problem exists for old ideas to which people have grown unaccoustomed through lack of use.

This Forum is not a new idea. It’s a time-tested(*) idea; It’s a space to focus interaction. There are ground rules. There’s a border defining what’s inside and what’s outside. Those inside have skin in the game. There is accountability.

The challenge is for you to resume engaging in reasoned discourse with others. That can be done in many places, not just in this Forum. But in general, we’ve lost it in, (something like,) the last ten years when the current incarnation of the social networks rose.

When is the last time you asked someone a hard question?

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I guess that depends on what is considered hard to the individual(s) being asked. :thinking: :thinking: I’d like to think between how i use facebook as a social experiment and my interactions on a regular basis, that I do it often but at the same time - who’s defining the “hardness” of said questions? :confounded: :confounded:

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¡ tell more about this !

cc @jesse

So, i don’t converse with people online often anymore. Instead I ask questions to see how my wording is interpreted or who understands my questions based off their responses. I present info, articles, memes, etc., from my and other’s prospective to see how understanding others are and better yet, who asks questions to understand and not just push their opinion on me. Basically trying to figure out what makes people react and what makes people really sit and think about things before responding.