Why asking questions? What is the most potent exploration and adventure tool in the world if not to ask a question?

Why asking questions?

Writing every day for 365 days, I’ve learned to ask more questions.

Why asking questions?

If you can give me the answer, clear, clean, direct, useful, why not giving it to me?

What if your answer is wrong?

What would happen after accepting it unconditionally?

Will it be able to solve my problem?

What if I solve it, but there are unexpected consequences that I hadn’t anticipated?

What if you intended to make me believe that you have found a solution and then running into a dead end? Or worse, in a trap?

What if you didn’t have the loving patience to stimulate my critical thinking by asking questions instead of serving me ready-made answers?

What if you did not have the interest to demonstrate your ignorance in liquidating a problem in a definitive but superficial way?

What if you didn’t have the humility to learn from the wrong answers?

What if you didn’t want to learn from my reactions to your perplexities for fear of appearing weak?

What is the most potent exploration and adventure tool in the world if not to ask a question?

Why not asking questions?

Why asking questions? What is the most potent exploration and adventure tool in the world if not to ask a question?
Why asking questions? What is the most potent exploration and adventure tool in the world if not to ask a question?

This is Essay 20 of 30 in the my challenge One Year Writing: 30 Lessons Learned in 30 Days

  1. The Journey is the Purpose (16 Nov 2020)
  2. Writing is Thinking (17 Nov 2020)
  3. Write a Lot to Write Well (18 Nov 2020)
  4. Creative Loneliness (19 Nov 2020)
  5. Be Less Ambitious, Be More Consistent (20 Nov 2020)
  6. Writing builds your networks (21 Nov 2020)
  7. Connect ideas now (22 Nov 2020)
  8. Writing improves your memory (23 Nov 2020)
  9. Writing makes you a better observer (24 Nov 2020)
  10. Writing sets the focus on yourself (25 Nov 2020)
  11. Dissolve your distractions (26 Nov 2020)
  12. Writing reduces your jargon and slang (27 Nov 2020)
  13. Walking generates ideas (28 Nov 2020)
  14. Writing is like drinking coffee (29 Nov 2020)
  15. Creativity makes you happy (30 Nov 2020)
  16. Be smart, let it go (1 Dec 2020)
  17. Writing is a process (2 Dec 2020)
  18. Automate repetitive tasks (3 Dec 2020)
  19. Publish text as digital text, not images (4 Dec 2020)
  20. Why asking questions? (5 Dec 2020)
  21. Facilitate growth by tracking habits (6 Dec 2020)
  22. Type more, type faster, type better (7 Dec 2020)
  23. Transcribe your thoughts to become an effective communicator (8 Dec 2020)
  24. Write daily to become a better manager (9 Dec 2020)
  25. Do it small to do it better (10 Dec 2020)
  26. Don’t lose your mind. Back it up (11 Dec 2020)
  27. Write daily to enhance your reality (12 Dec 2020)
  28. If only I could be ten, again (13 Dec 2020)
  29. Writing compounds despite everything (14 Dec 2020)
  30. The habit of building habits (15 Dec 2020)

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2 Comments

  1. Bravo Massimo, I fully agree! After a long career as a man of answers I had an epiphany and now lead a question centered life, which is – not only intellectually – way more considerate, reflected and multidimensional than my many decades before. I am writing daily a question-only journal and run never out of questions! The day looks much richer and more beautiful indeed if you approach it in a question mode.

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