When most folks ask questions, these guys talk about them. What do I mean? Just that the other day I heard Laurel & Hardy talking about questions. Ask them, answer them, and go on … Why would anyone discuss questions? Or rather, I should say, why to ask questions.
According to them, and they seem to agree, questions are important. Very important to ask if you would learn new things. After all, if you didn’t ask questions, how would you learn what you don’t know!
Of course, there are different types of questions. We all used to curse the guys who ask questions to the teachers when the class was coming to an end, and we were all fidgeting to go. I know folks whoso darts practice with pictures of those guys. These were usually questions for buttering the teacher.
Then, there are questions to clarify things. The teacher tells you something, and you don’t quite understand it, so you ask questions.
And then, there are the questions which can change the world. In fact, sometimes, it’s not as important to know the right answers as to know the right questions to ask. After all, if you don’t know the right questions, you definitely won’t get the right answers. Laurel believes that’s all bunkum, for after all, you get scores in exams based on the answers you give, to which Hardy says that if one tried to write questions instead of answers, one would probably find it more difficult to do. Seems like he’s done that. Looks nerdy enough if you ask me!
Then he goes on to say that Einstein didn’t know the answers. He didn’t know what the answers to the baffling questions of science were, but he asked the right questions, and these questions are very simple questions, but that we don’t think about these simple things. So he asked the right questions, and then started looking the answers to these questions, and just went to where these answers took him, and we know where that was.
After all, the answers you get depend on the questions you ask, as you can see from the video here.
There is a saying … Even the biggest of fools ask questions which the wisest of men cannot answer.
So, ask the right questions, and you don’t know how amazed you might be by the answers you get.