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Sunday, July 18, 2010

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.

 The quote in the title is an old Chinese proverb I found interesting, and decided to act on that.
This is a Chinese proverb. It is just supposed to show people that if a person does not ask
questions then they might as well be a fool. People who ask questions tend to learn more than the
people who just sit in the back because they have to be at that particular place. I love this quote.
If you don't know something, it is better to ask about it and look stupid for a minute, then to not
ask about it. Because if you don't ask about it, you will never know what that something is about.
asking questions allows the asker to gain knowledge, while those that does not asks even though
he/she does not understand will remain on the 'same level'.
I would take it to mean that it is better to ask a question which could show your ignorance on a subject but leave you smarter and more knowledgeable for gaining the answer. Rather than never inquiring and trying to learn more, therefore remaining ignorant forever. When you begin to ask, you will gather the information to assist you in getting the answers. Whatever you might need to transform your life, you can set the direction by asking. All your queries arise from your purpose to find solutions. The answer could mean a beginning to an adventure or to your creativity. At times, you or someone else behave in a certain way that you do not understand. By probing you direct your mind to gather the reasons that support or justify the problem or issue. You will discover values, beliefs and perceptions that have appalled you and stunted your progress in your personal growth and relationships. The information that you gather can help you settle and end any unsettling issues that have annoyed you. When you belief in a thing or a person, you are certain. But when you start to ask anything enough, you will begin to doubt. When you doubt, you begin to question its validity. Doubting your certainty will allow you to experience something new and different from what you are accustomed to see and feel. You mind begins to expand and accept other options, alternatives and possibilities. At this time when your original thought changes, you can find unlimited ways of getting started on something that may have appeared impossible. This is one of the ways to help you solve your problems because when you start to query, you will focus your mind to find the solutions. It may amaze you to realize that what you thought was a big problem has lessened its intensity or may just disappear. Many of the things that you repeatedly do are done automatically and unconsciously. When you persistently ask yourself about the direction of your life, you start to de-hypnotize yourself. You will begin to wonder and look at how you have processed your thinking. Asking yourself will generate a state of awareness, transform your thinking and increase your understanding. When you wonder and begin to examine your existence and the meaning of your life, your brain will look for the answers. Arousing your curiosity often enough will provide you the insight that may have amazed you. How you ask yourself or others will determine the quality of the answers. Asking for a reason behind an incident or a behavior will generate lengthy justifications and explanations. If you ask intelligently and if you are persistent enough, you will discover the answers that you need instead of vague expressions. You can change the direction of your life by penetrating your consciousness. Ask insistently and expect the answers.

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