Jason Fried shared something on his blog that instantly had a big impact on how I think.
Questions are places in your mind where answers fit. If you haven’t asked the question, the answer has nowhere to go. It hits your mind and bounces right off. You have to ask the question – you have to want to know – in order to open up the space for the answer to fit.”
What an insight. This is so profound. So simple. So thought-provoking. This simple insight now helps me rationalize my questioning behavior. I don’t mean to be a pessimist or an incessant critique. But, having hundreds of questions about things is good. Not feeling the need to have all the answers is great. Questions should be perceived as unfilled buckets so that newer, clearer and better answers can filled in. This attitude is applicable to everything.