You’ve probably heard someone say, “There are no dumb questions,” when trying to get a class or a group of people to open up. Because of the situations where you’ve heard it (maybe a situation where you didn’t have a question), you might have allowed this important piece of advice to slide right by you.
Questioning is at the heart of a growing mind and an expanding soul. Yet, many in our culture fear looking weak if they admit they don’t have all the answers. Questioning is like opening the door and exposing your ignorance.
Some pretty smart people disagree.
- Confucius said it like this, “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute; the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”
- Einstein added, “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
- Socrates went a step further by saying, “The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing.”
Power hack: So, never fear asking questions. Those who don’t ask won’t know. Every question answered adds to your store knowledge. There’s no embarrassment in admitting you don’t know, asking for help, or seeking new truths.
Go through life like a great journalist. Always asking the hard questions of life, of others, and of yourself. You’ll be better for it, smarter for it, and way ahead of those people sitting in silence afraid to ask.
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