“The important thing is to NOT stop questioning”
- Why do we ask Questions?
- Why are young children constantly asking Questions?
- Why is it important for us to ask Questions?
- Is there a need for Questions?
- What are we questioning?
- Who are we questioning?
- Why are we questioning?
From a very simple and basic understanding, children question everything, as they want to work things out and gain understanding so that they can learn.
Could it be possible that as adults, we at some point stop the questions and assume we are supposed to know the answers just because we are now grown up and society expects us to know?
Could it be possible that to pose questions can be uncomfortable or challenging for another so we avoid it at all costs?
Could it be possible that if we hold back asking questions about things that we know are not right, it guarantees things will never change?
Are we afraid that questions may lead to even more questioning and this feels disturbing to us?
- Do we only question if it feels safe?
- Do we calculate and work out what the response may be before we question anything?
- Do we feel silly or stupid if we ask questions?
- Do we feel we do not have the right to ask questions in certain situations?
- Do we feel that our questions may not be valid or worth asking?
- Do we feel our questions are not valuable so they do not deserve a response?
- Do we expect others to ask questions for us and on behalf of us?
- Do we feel uncomfortable knowing that by avoiding questions it harms others?
- Do we know that asking questions helps us and our family, friends and community?
Do children sit there and work things out before asking a question?
No – they just keep asking and nothing stops them because they want to learn and grow.
It is innate and they ask questions well before they go to nursery or school.
Here is a clear sign that it is in us naturally to ask questions and yet we grow up and lose this ability to question things and be open to the answer.
So why do some of us choose to rarely question anything?
What stops us from asking questions?
- Could it be possible that if we ask questions we are in effect asking others to respond?
- Could it be possible that others may react to our questions and that feels scary?
- Could it be possible that by asking questions we learn and grow?
- Could it be possible that questions opens the door for us all to evolve?
- Could it be possible that by not asking questions we are holding back something that could be valuable and important for our evolution?
- Could it be possible that what you have to say is equally important for everyone to learn?
- Could it be possible that if more people started to question things, our world may be different?
- Could it be possible that what is missing is real honest questions?
- Could it be possible that we focus on how the answer might be well before we even ask the question?
- Could it be possible that we never give our self permission to ask questions?
- Could it be possible that we only question those we know will give us the answer we want?
- Could it be possible that we only question those we feel safe and secure with?
- Could it be possible that we avoid questions publicly at all costs because others get to know your name and that feels too much?
- Could it be possible that we play the joker and the funny guy because we do not want to be questioned seriously about anything?
- Could it be possible that when we are questioned, we react and it is our reactions that make us feel uncomfortable?
- Could it be possible that you feel there is no time for questions, as you just have to get on with life?
- Could it be possible that by asking questions we have to take on some form of responsibility?
- Could it be possible that our questions could mean that we are accountable on some level for what we are asking?
- Could it be possible that all this questioning business is a total waste of time for you as you got far better things to do?
- Could it be possible that you avoid questions unless it is about something you are confident talking about?
- Could it be possible that by asking all these questions about why we question anything, is to get us to simply ponder on the following —
By asking questions we are saying that there is something more here to explore and we begin to open up a discussion that there is something bigger or grander on offer in that moment. To not ask the question confirms we stay stuck and comfortable exactly where we are. No change, no room for growth, no gradual development, so ultimately no evolving.