In my book, I have a whole chapter devoted to the importance of curiosity (somewhere, some three-year old invented the word “why”). I like these quotes about asking questions:
“The smart ones ask when they don’t know. And sometimes, when they do.”
– Malcolm Forbes
“I had six honest serving men – they taught me all I knew: Their names were Where and What and When and Why and How and Who.”
– Rudyard Kipling
“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.”
– Francis Bacon
It seems like the older we get, we ask fewer and fewer questions. Maybe we think we know it all; maybe we don’t want to look stupid. How would your life change if you started asking “why?” more often?