The Curious Case Of ….
….. The world is filled with questions and so am l??
|How curious are you as a person?|
Don’t confuse ‘curiousness’ as being nosey as there is a huge difference between the two …. See Episode 1 for the introduction to this series.
I have to be honest and say l am tiring of all this prolonged rainfall we are experiencing – it has been an extremely wet autumn, this could mean a seriously bad winter. They forecast a bad winter, but then ironically they also didn’t forecast ALL of this rain! So what are we to believe?
Last year we had a mild autumn, but some of you may recall from the various series l ran, we had an absolutely appalling winter. Then of course we had the start of this year ……….. England was drowning and yet Australia was burning. a bit later on then China was dying! Then not long after that and the world started to die with them!
Why can’t the weather centres get it right? Is it because it actually IS rocket science and they are only meterologists? Is there a huge difference between meteorology and rocket science? I mean the meteor folks have to understand atmospheric chemistry and physics and rocket scientists need to understand the dynamics of aerospace and the ins and outs of rocket design.
Yet, sometimes my right knee acts funny when it is about to rain and then it does …….. rain!! Farmers who are NOT remotely concerned with the likes of rocket science or meteorology can tell the weather and what it is going to do …. so why can’t the damn weather centre folks get it right? The average salary for weather forecasters ranges between £28 – 35, 0000 per annum! The average salary for a rocket scientist is nearly £120,000 per annum!!
Farmers can expect to earn anywhere between £25 – 35,000 per annum …… why don’t we simply make farmers weather forecasters and forecasters farmers?
Just one of the many questions l think of!
Other things l think of when thinking of questions to ask are — what are really dumb questions and why do people ask them and is asking what are really dumb questions a dumb question in itself? Do l honestly want to know the answer to the really dumb questions?
Maybe l do, because is a really dumb question really a really dumb question in the first place? Is that not just an interpretation from someone else’s thinking and that maybe what l might term as a really dumb question from my perspective is actually an unanswerable question from someone else’s perspective? I mean, what or how does one even begin to describe a dumb question?
All questions have answers – right? Even the supposedly dumb ones have an answer – a question requiring a simple yes, no or maybe still gets answered by either, yes, no or maybe?
Just another question l had … you know?
Something else that was on my mind was – why are the current candidates for the President of the United States so old?? Why is it seemingly only the elderly running for this office? I mean sheesh, Biden and Trump are both in their mid to later 70’s?? Is it the belief that the elderly are completely wise?? Because that’s not entirely true as we well know. Are the elderly more progressive than the youngers?? I think there is a minimum entry requirement age of mid thirties or something? Yet, the candidates are 100% older than that! Why??
Is it a trust thing? An experience issue? I don’t get it .. we have enough problems with the UK and we have had a huge age range of Prime Ministers in Downing street. Boris is 56 and yet William Pitt the Younger was PM at 24 – okay that was a few hundred years ago – BUT Still … you know? I think the average age of UK PM’s is around the early 50’s. But mind you, John Major was no spring chicken when he took up office at 70!!
Yeah, that was also another one!
Does curiousness mean you ask more than normal questions or does it mean you ask more questions than normal? Also, what is a curious question? Is a question looking for an answer otherwise unknown not asked by a curious questioner? What are they after if not purely an answer to their question? What point in time does a basic question become a ciurious question?
Why exactly did Alice say ‘Curiouser and curiouser?’ When she simply could have said ‘Oh how strange!!” As opposed to simply saying’ Stranger and Stranger!” Because Stranger and strangerer may not have been answered, but merely questioned further in a curious manner!
Of course, NOT all questions require a curious answer, sometimes it is merely a inquisitive probe seeking answers? Although one might enquire why someone is probing anyone inquisitively??
So l guess, l should ask, about now from you all – what do you think makes for a curious question and by curious l don’t mean bycurious, just curiousby the way?