We heard a neat question from Emma Osei-Mensah, a speech and language therapist, at a recent meeting of our London SF group. She asked one of her patients suffering from a stammer: ‘While waiting for a cure to happen, how will you know you are living well?’
We like the way that opens up territory of coping and resilience when there may be no immediate prospect of getting rid of the unwanted circumstances. It’s the sort of question you can usefully ask even when clients state clearly and understandably that they would like to be rid of some of their circumstances.
And we can adopt that for our work in gloom-ridden organisations during a recession. How about: ‘While waiting for the economy to recover, how will you ensure your days are productive?’
What SF questions have delighted you recently?