Three Questions That Could Solve Any Problem

 

Isn’t that an excellent headline? Actually, I found it on the BBC website. Intrigued, I of course clicked on the article it referred to. Who wouldn’t want to solve any problem with just three questions?

Unfortunately, the article itself was a bit of a letdown for me.  Not that I really read it. It seemed to be aimed at businesses, not people. Every other sentence I skimmed contained words like “company” or “work” or “colleague.” Yawn.

Seriously, I’m sure it’s an excellent article. But any business article would be pretty much of a letdown after such a grabber of a headline.

But of course it got me thinking.  What if only three questions would give you the solution to every pressing issue?  What if you could flow chart your way to a better life?

And, you know, I think you can.  You just need better questions.

It turns out that when I thought of the problems I seem to habitually encounter, it was pretty easy to come up with many sets of three questions.  In hopes these may have general applicability, I will share them now.

Three Questions That Could Solve Any Problem:

Is my credit limit high enough?

Will my spouse find out?

Will he/she actually divorce me for this?

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How quickly can I get out of here?

Are there any witnesses?

In the event there are unseen witnesses, could I explain it away?

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Is it a disagreeable task?

Can I do it tomorrow instead?

Can I never do it?

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Do I want to eat this food?

Do I fit in my pants?

Could I buy new pants?

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Three Questions That Could Solve Any Problem

  1. How quickly can I get out of here?

    Are there any witnesses?

    In the event there are unseen witnesses, could I explain it away?

    That is a handy group of questions, they’ve prevented me from all kinds of misbehaviour in work

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