Not if but how

Sometimes it seems banal and sometimes not, but good to keep in mind in either case…

Whenever I encounter a story, asking how it is true seems more helpful than if. Asking if is an attempt to measure a story against another, and none of them have more than limited validity in the first place. But when I ask how the story becomes a question and a pointer and starting point for inquiry. 

When I ask how, I can explore how it is true in a conventional and limited sense, how it can be a useful guideline in certain situations, and when it may be helpful and when it may be less helpful. I can also explore the truth of it as a projection, and in other ways. 

Asking how, there is more receptivity, an opportunity to explore, and – not least – it is more fun and interesting.

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