“To seek truth requires one to ask the right questions. Those void of truth never ask about anything because their ego and arrogance prevent them from doing so. Therefore, they will always remain ignorant. Those on the right path to Truth are extremely heart-driven and childlike in their quest, always asking questions, always wanting to understand and know everything — and are not afraid to admit they don’t know something. However, every truth seeker does need to breakdown their ego first to see Truth. If the mind is in the way, the heart won’t see anything.”
Welcome to Season 3
Can I Ask You A Question?
Have you ever thought about this? Was that the question that l wanted to ask you or is this it? How many questions do you see every day that you actually feel compelled to answer?
Are you a question answering type of person? Because not everyone is …. it all depends upon what is being asked and by who and your mood for the day or whether that particular question is a question you wish to answer in the first place.
I think about some of my own eclectic readership that ask questions of their own readerships like l do as a way of writing post orientationally to the audience like … Melanie of Sparks from a combustible mind or Ashley – Mental Health @ Home or Fandango of This, That and The Other or Renard Moreau or drtanya@saltedcaramel or Tanvir of Beauty Lies Within Yourself or Saania of Fun with Philosophy or indeed anyone that specifically asks questioning types of posts as opposed to simply popping a question or two at the bottom to illicit a response – any response.
What do you think makes for a question?
I ask because in the next eight weeks a range of new series are set to start that l have been working on over the last six months called In Blog Life and The Question Hub and these in turn will tie in with a new Topical series of new features such as Magazine on a Bench, Guest Star Day and Coffee Chatz and even What Are You Reading Then? Some of which you have seen peeking at you recently in blog – they are a new range of one to one interviews, one to one questions, topical guest posts and my much loved questioning genre posts.
Have you ever thought why you respond to some questions – what is it about the question that has tickled your quizzicals in such a way to encourage and motivate you? What type of questions do you like to not just answer but ask? Are you a naturally curious and inquisitive person or are you a person who considers questions too intrusive? Are you a question asker yourself and if so what do you think makes for a great question?
How easy is it for you to 1] ask questions of others and 2] answer questions of others? When you are asking questions what is it that you are seeking when you are answering them what is it you are looking to provide? The latter is not as confusing as you might think … think about it.
Are you answering factually or emotionally, personally or something else? Are you asking for factual information in so far as to do something with it and grant you insight into the mind or product or future posts? Or are you simply asking questions for the very sake that you can? Are you genuinely interested in how people answer or only motivated by traffic responses … think carefully and honestly as to how you answer those questions.
It takes a lot to ask a great question … but what is a great question in the first place anyhow? A great question is not a question that only looks to receive a yes or a no, but you want body and depth – so that means you are looking at a very open question and sometimes on a very personal digging expedition. Sometimes one question is never enough … sometimes you need to probe.
Are you a prober or just an asker? Why are you if you are? What is it that you seek and why? A number of different questions in this post – you do NOT have to answer them all …. but this is the actual question l would like you to address and give some thought to please.
What do you think makes for a great question and equally as important – why?