“The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.”
~ Thomas Berger
“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he’s one who asks the right questions.”
~ Claude Lévi-Strauss
“At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will become.”
~ Leo Babauta
In the last few weeks, I’ve been embracing my seemingly innate ability to ask pointed questions. This may seem like an obvious character trait, if you’ve met me in real life, and perhaps you have even caught on to it from what I’ve written about here on my blog.
As I look back on my life through this new lens of being a philosopher of sorts [philosopher literally translates to “lover of wisdom”], I’m able to see all kinds of patterns in my life where my curiosity has shown up. I’ve often found that when I interact with others, I’ll ask a question that seems totally obvious to me, and the person I asked the question to will be surprised, because they hadn’t thought of it themselves.
I’ve realized that in the past I have judged myself for asking “too many” questions — and perhaps it was just that I wasn’t asking the right question. In light of my new identification/articulation of this strength, I’m being more mindful of the questions I’m asking of myself and of others — I’ve experienced firsthand how being asked the right question has been the foundation for huge breakthroughs in my life.
Have you asked any good questions lately? 🙂
I’ll keep you posted on how being a Seeker of Truth goes for me!