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9 Questions To Ask About Someone’s Life-Changing Trip


One of my resolutions is to Enter into the interests of other people’s lives. When you think of people getting along harmoniously — whether in a family, or among friends, or in an office – people make an effort to enter into the interests of each other’s lives.My friend Michael Melcher (author of the terrific book The Creative Lawyer — which isn’t just for lawyers) pointed out to me an area where this is often an issue: with travels. It’s quite common for people to come back from big, life-changing trips, and feel let down because no one seems very interested in what they saw or thought or experienced.

Part of being a good friend, colleague, or family member is to show an interest, but this can be challenging. Often, people need help finding ways to talk about their travels in ways that are interesting to people who weren’t there.

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9 Questions To Ask About Someone’s Life-Changing Trip

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  1. I like to ask:

    What surprised you during your time in (wherever?

    If you were to return, what would you do differently?

    What adjustment did you have to make within yourself to adapt to the culture?

  2. I asked these questions to a Korean “Language Exchange” partner who was visiting my hometown in America. Having these questions in the bank was a good way to keep the conversation lively and interesting. Thanks for posting!

 

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