Q is for Question Everything
|Questions lead to More Questions|
'Why?' may be the most frequently asked question in the world, next to "What was the question again?"
Why do raisins have wrinkles? Does Santa Claus sneeze? What is Qat ? Where do fish sleep? Why is grass bouncy? Is the sun perfectly round? Where does God live? How many galaxies are there?
Are we dreaming? Are we real? Why are my new tires flat? Where does smoke from the oven go? Where did the cookies go? Who ate the cookies?
Why do we ask questions? Let us ask endless questions. Why? To find out the answer. Perhaps the answer will solve the human condition. What's 'the human condition?"
What is an endless question? Mothers say "my kids are full of endless questions". What is an ordinary question? Why do you ask questions? Do questions always lead to other questions? Why?
See what I mean? What does that mean?
On the surface, a question seems to be a request for information with the intent of fulfillment of curiosity. We all have it. Curiosity, I mean. We think it is a built-in learning mechanism, but is it? Is there more to it? Should we question everything?
If we are dedicated thinkers and questioners, we question everything. If we are protracted thinkers, we question the answers to the questions and each in turn in an endless cycle of questions and answers. We expand our minds. Grow a billion more neurons. Expand the brain's capability, and most importantly, use what we have.
If the answer to a question is not forthcoming from the wise filing cabinet between the ears, how is an answer actually formulated? Which responses do you primarily trust when you ask a question?
- Experience? We may compare previous occasions, details or facts. Is experience always applicable or does the mind smartly assemble applicable bits and bytes?
- Instinct? We may suspect a specific answer because of human instinct, comparative values, inference, influence, or personal knowledge of people involved. Some insist we have animal instinct. Do you trust your instincts, regardless of what kind it is?
- Hearsay? We may trust second, third or forth-hand information from others relaying information to you. Do they really know the truth--the answer you seek?
- How about an astute search of centuries of collected knowledge? Most of us have heard of the Encyclopedia Britannica, libraries, and the modern equivalent, the world wide web. Can you always believe internet content? Do you automatically believe what you read just because it is in a book?Where does fact and fiction cross in reality?
Is that incoming I hear?