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There is no stupid question

January 27, 2014

Questions are frequently more interesting than the answers. The question is eternal, the answer is temporal. The question demonstrates an interest, a thirst for knowledge, for enlightenment; many answers only demonstrate a short-term, incomplete aspect of perceived certainty. The question is always right, the answer is often wrong.

There are stupid aspects of questions. Largely, these include when the questioner already has an answer in mind and is seeking comfort but will not accept an answer which reflects the truth. The most common stupidity is demonstrated by people who do not ask a question when they do not understand, out of fear of appearing stupid.

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One comment

  1. In my language we have saying about not asking question out of fear of appearing stupid. Trying to translate “Who asks might be stupid for a moment, who doesn’t – stays stupid forever”



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