Asking questions for us to understand, gives us clarity. It is the simplest way of learning and its effective too. It’s also the best way for us to gain deeper insights. Questions inform, inspire, they encourage discussion, as well as give rise to healthy debate amongst friends and family.
Even though I didn’t know what was wrong with me, innately I knew that without asking questions, I’d be locked away in my own little world. But emotionally locking ourselves away permanently doesn’t help. We still have to be able to function.
I also remember the time when my father was told he had Lymphoma and he chose the chemotherapy route that I wasn’t convinced was right for him. It made me feel better when I got to ask questions, primarily because I came away with more clarity and it felt easier.
Of course, asking questions may not always go down well. That really depends who is answering your questions and whether they’re happy for you to ask. That didn’t bother me, it was just important that I asked. I needed to take away the uncertainty, to settle my senses.
Since asking questions is the easiest way to absorb knowledge and it’s important we ask, why do some of stop asking questions, or why do some of us not even start? Sadly, some of us are lazy. if someone else can ask the questions for us, it means we don’t have to; others may think they know or assume the answers, so don’t bother to ask.
They usually remain steadfast in their assumptions as they continue to cling to their beliefs. Asking questions might bring about elements of uncertainty or show us in a poor light, if others don’t agree or think our questions are inappropriate.
I believe though asking question is a sign of strength and intelligence and allows us to follow through with conviction.