Question?

Children question.

Why don’t we?

Philosophers have been questioning things since the beginning but whether or not that brings any value to society is not the point.

However, there is actually value to asking questions itself.

To ask questions is to show that we are curious about something. Children ask questions. And a lot of them. They ask possibly because they’re curious about how the world works, their eyes trying to swallow the information that is fed to them, their brains trying to make sense of it all.

By asking questions, they are able to structure things, categorise things, understand things on how they function and why they function the way they do.

But, how do we reap the benefits of questioning?

For me, questioning reveals gaps in my knowledge and to bridge that gap, I attempted to seek knowledge by asking. Thus, it allows us to solidify the things we are learning, to ensure that we understand what we are learning.

Questioning also develops the mind for creativity. Creativity is an abstract thing and so is questioning. One can question till the end of time asking countless things from the purpose of the universe until the cause of an itch. But by questioning, one gets to reach out to all of these possibilities and abstract thinking sparking creativity.

Questioning like a child might be an important skill for adults like us after all.

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