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Liminal Thinking by Dave Gray

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PRACTICE5Ask Questions, Make Connections

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.

—Henry David Thoreau

Mitchell Sipus is a humanitarian aid worker and consultant who has worked in some of the world’s most conflict-laden environments: Ethiopia, Lebanon, Somalia, Syria, and Afghanistan.

He was hired by the mayor of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, to help solve some of the city’s problems. Mitch does a lot of exploring and observation when he enters into something like this. He immerses himself in the situation.

Among other things, he simply walks around and asks people questions, like:

“How do you feel about your life?”

“Is it everything you wanted it to be?”

“If not, why ...

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