I think that a person’s questions reveal way more about them than their answers.
Bruce Lee once said that, “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” I think he was on to something quite profound. Questions are extremely important. I would even go so far as to say that they are more important than the answers we end up with. Questions shape us. They are the foundation of everything that we do.
The things-that-we-are-curious-about show a different and deeper side of us than the things-that-we-are-sure-of.
Another thing that questions tend to do is provoke thought. Answers have a nasty tendency of discouraging thoughtfulness but questions almost demand it. Even simple question like “What do I want for lunch?”, demand that we look within ourselves to examine our own desires.
So take a moment to think about the questions that keep you up at night and then question those questions. If you ask questions about the future… what do they reveal about your heart. Does your curiosity lead you to ask questions about science, personal relationships, or the physics behind superman’s ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Whatever your questions are, I bet they reveal something about you that makes you unique.
So what types of questions do you ask, and what do your questions say about you?