Answering questions is not easy.
In fact, it’s probably the hardest thing you’ll ever do.
Here’s how you can make the most of your time with your friends and family, without having to think too hard about what to say.1.
Understand your context.
This might sound obvious, but it’s the only way to make sense of what you’re saying.
As you read your texts, you might feel that you’re speaking to someone with a certain viewpoint, which you’re not.
But there’s a much bigger difference between a person who’s a liberal Democrat and a conservative Republican.2.
Take the time to read.
You may think you can’t read a book at all, but reading a book in a different context and listening to your own thoughts is one of the most effective ways to learn more about others.3.
Use your context as a learning tool.
Reading books or other text can be helpful when you’re struggling with a particular issue or when you want to learn something new.
You can use a list of questions to guide your reading and to ask other people what they think about your topic.4.
If you’re doing a book, try to listen carefully to what you read.
And if you’re reading a news article, you should try to find what you want out of it and stick with it.
You might also want to try to read through a video or watch a short film to get a feel for the topics and concepts you’re trying to explain.
If your friend has a particular opinion, you can ask her or him questions about it, or you can use the conversation as a resource for a more in-depth study.5.
Use the context to your advantage.
If someone is asking you a question, try not to ask them a direct question.
Instead, try asking questions about how you think about the issue.
Or, if you have a more complex issue, you may want to ask a specific question.
For example, you could ask, “How do you feel about the possibility of an asteroid impacting Earth?”
If you’ve already done this in your conversations with your family and friends, it might be helpful to ask, What do you think of that possibility?
If you can answer that with a simple yes or no, that’s a good way to let them know you understand their point of view.6.
Use context as your teacher.
When you’re a teacher, you often have to use the context of the teacher to get them to talk about an issue or to explain something new to you.
In order to do this effectively, you need to make sure that you understand what the teacher is trying to communicate and how they want to communicate that message.7.
Use common sense.
If the teacher isn’t saying exactly what you think, you’re probably not hearing the whole message.
If they’re talking about a subject that you know little about, ask, Can you explain what I think about this topic in more detail?
For example: What’s your opinion about whether or not the risk of global warming will increase or decrease?
Do you think climate change is a problem that we can solve with scientific evidence?
If they ask about a topic that you haven’t even heard of, ask what you know about that topic, and then use common sense to figure out what you don’t know.8.
Think about what’s relevant to your subject.
Ask questions about what you understand the subject to be, whether you understand it at all.
If this doesn’t seem like it’s an area of expertise, ask questions like, “What is your opinion of this article?” and then try to figure it out.
It might not be clear to them exactly what it is you need them to understand, but they’ll likely find out.9.
Make the most out of your reading time.
Reading a book is not a quick fix.
Most of the time, you’ll want to get through the book before you get to the next one.
You should try and read a full book at least once before you decide to start a new conversation.
However, the time you have to devote to a book can be a huge help.
You’ll be able to spend more time with others and learn more if you spend more of it on reading a specific text, rather than on a broader topic.
For this reason, it can be good to set a time limit on reading for certain topics.10.
Don’t overthink it.
In the book on relationships, I talked about what happens when people spend more than a few hours talking about an aspect of one relationship.
I also said that there’s an ideal amount of time that people should spend reading a single book before they make up their mind to get to talking about another relationship.
And that’s why it’s important to read a lot before you go out for dinner.
Asking a friend or family member to read you a book might feel like an odd request, but