We don’t always have time enough to sit and think philosophically, and if we do catch a moment while commuting or relaxing after a hard day’s work, we might not have people interested in a deep discussion at hand. This is when you might normally post something on FaceBook or Twitter and hope for some serious reply, or perhaps write in your journal for personal satisfaction, but it’s not the same as those late-night talks you had with friends back in college. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a place you could ask deep questions and have a variety of people with different perspectives happy to answer?
People everywhere, like you and I, carry within us a treasure house of wisdom, intelligence and nuance — most times unarticulated, unspoken — which we acquire as a result of our natural, day-to-day life, as well as from the cultures around us. Riffiti is designed to tease out this wisdom from large populations with the aid of questions. Each of these questions is followed by a rich Riffstream of voices from all over.
This is a classic problem. How do I motivate myself? Here, the question is superficially about waking up early, but it’s really about establishing good habits.
This question comes from a person who wants to convince their parents to move to a better place. While we all know parents are stubborn (at least I am), this is really a question about how to persuade someone to make a choice for the better.
Here’s a great question from a person looking for insight into conflict resolution based on the potentially different perspectives of companies in the East and in the West. While the question deals with what companies do, the answer is really a personal one.
Finally, we finish with a question that seems on the surface to be limited to parents and their children, but the answer can be the same for a wife & husband, a boss & employee or any other relationship. The key is keeping an open mind to learning.