Why are you evading inquiry?

(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”)

Among the reasons people tend to avoid fundamental questioning of much of what they do in their lives (especially the important things), four stand out:

  • Questioning is seen as counterproductive; it’s the answers that most people are focused on finding, because the answers, it is believed, will provide ways to solve problems, move ahead, improve life
  • The right time for asking fundamental questions never seems to present itself; either it’s too soon or too late.
  • Knowing the right questions to ask is difficult (so better not to ask at all)
  • Perhaps most significant: What if we find we have no good answers to the questions we raise? Fearing that, many figure it’s better not to invite that additional uncertainty and doubt into their lives.

What are your thoughts?

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