Today I just wanted to share a quote of the day courtesy of moi, and it goes something like this:
When trying to find answers, the most important things are the questions. Me
I have always possessed a child-like curiosity, since I was, well, a child; and luckily, I have never grown out of such trait. I might go as far as saying that both my curiosity and thirst for knowledge are insatiable. Which is why a lot of people have gotten frustrated with me in the past for asking either ‘too many’ questions or ‘obvious’ questions. Maybe they are right, maybe I do ask too many questions and maybe I do ask questions which answers are seemingly obvious, but so far it’s the only way I’ve found to get to the great questions, and therefore the great answers. Even the obvious questions sometimes can be very powerful because they force us to rethink the so-called ‘obvious’ answers, and more importantly to state them out loud, opening them up for discussion and even further questioning.
When you question even the answers, you start digging deeper and uncovering even more important information. I recently found myself asking a close friend “the why behind the why”, trying to make the process a little faster, because I needed to get to that deeper place but it was impossible to do it without asking the ‘obvious’ question first, so to cut to the chase I went straight to asking “the why behind the why”. Asking the why behind the why behind the why is a common thing for kids to do, and it’s unfortunate that most people stop asking the subsequent why’s once they get older. Of course, asking questions to other people is the most basic and possibly most important way of gaining knowledge about any topic or person, but I think the most important questions of all are the ones we ask ourselves. In any case, I can’t help but ask you, are you asking the right questions?