On Questions

Think about your questions. Meditate on them. Ponder them. Turn them over in your head and examine every minute facet of them. Plumb the inner depths of the why and the how of each and every question you have. Contemplate the existential truth of your questions, seek their reason for being. Then polish them, sculpt them, and make them perfect. Take each of the new pieces, the new questions that fall off, and do the same for each of those.

Once you have done all of that: ask them.

There’s a simple truth. Frequently, a well-thought-out question is a question that is mostly answered, and a well-considered problem is a problem that is mostly solved.

Often people hinder themselves because they ask vague, ambiguous questions, and get answers that are either equally vague and ambiguous or answers that are meaningless absent context.

Or, people ask a question without considering the actual information they are looking for: the question they ask is not actually the specific information that they need. Ask for the information you need directly.