Post by JustJohn or JJ on Dec 29, 2019 5:12:35 GMT -7
Well, it's almost 2020 and I still have so many unanswered questions. I don't know who let the dogs out...where's the beef...how to get to Sesame Street...why Dora doesn't just use Google Maps...why do all flavors of Froot Loops taste exactly the same...why eggs are packaged in flimsy Styrofoam or paper cartons, but batteries are packaged in plastic that's tough as nails...why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed...why "abbreviated" is such a long word...why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor, but dish washing liquid is made with real lemons...why they sterilize the needle for lethal injections...why do you "put your two cents in", but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"...who's getting that extra penny...why does the Alphabet Song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have the same tune, and why did you just try to sing those two songs...exactly what is Victoria's secret...why does Hawaii have interstate highways...why do we park in a driveway and drive on a parkway...why is there braille on drive-thru ATMs
...and do you really think I am this witty?
I no longer listen to what people say, I just watch what they do. Behavior never lies. Winston Churchill
“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” Aldous Huxley
John, at least I can explain mascara - you need to stretch your lips to cover it completely. Referring to lemon juice - the real one is an acid so we use for sterilization. I cannot imagine eggs in plastic.
Kai once posted a list of words that mean their opposites, it was quite innteresting.
We have each our own questions. In the philosophical, human, psychological, political, journalistic and scientific sense there are so many unanswered questions that you can go nuts.
So I decided to limit myself. I wanted to know everything, but suddenly I realised I and my fellow human beings know very little about this world and the universe. But it is always good to stay interested, curious and alert. This list of intelligent questions show you are alive and kicking John.
Many of your unanswered questions will remain unanswered. But it was important you asked them.
Asking questions is a good way to improve beliefs. If you don't ask questions, you are likely to stick to whatever beliefs you already have, right or wrong. But if you ask questions, you open yourself up to potentially better beliefs. Socrates is said to have said: "All knowledge starts with doubt"
Worse yet, if you don't ask questions, you may go along with whatever other people are telling you ... and they may well take advantage of you.
Also, note that in science we keep on testing our hypotheses and theories ... that's the same as asking the question: "Is this theory really correct?". And again, through this scientific method of testing, testing, and testing, science comes to better and better theories.
This example of questioning-as-testing also shows that questioning things is not the same as rejecting things: a car-inspector is critical of the state of your car (again, ask the question: is the car ok?), but in the end may well say: "the car is ok!". And just as you recognize the importance of car inspections, so you should recognize the importance of belief inspections.
Finally, we (well, philosophers) don't ask questions for asking-questions sake. Asking questions does not have the purpose of being annoying or contrary, but has the purpose of seeking truth: if we didn't think there was a truth out there, we wouldn't be asking questions. Only the person who believes that any belief is just as good as any other sees no value in asking questions.
Asking the right questions gives people the answers they need to move forward in life. We need to start looking at our dreams practically
It is a question of questions that you have presented, I must admit many of them are baffling to my self for of at least one example: Twinkle Twinkly little Star...My self hold no knowledge of that saying or what it means. My only suppose is it is an American poem or simular...
Pieter brought up some very real and present answers that are hidden in the bases of Questions. To question is an answer in its self, for one, in order to question, a person must first know what lead to the question its self, for there is a reason for every thing, it is a question of what is the reason and why it exist.
In my work, always my self must question every thing about it. The reason for it, why it exist. I must question of what weaknesses it exist, how to justify the reason for it and, cost. Then, what questions will be asked, and how will I propose to answer if those questions do arise.
Our lives are a series of decisions, which lead to other decisions based upon the previous decision. Then we question those decisions as which was correct or not.
It would appear this one simple word,"question", is not so simple, but a complex word that rules our lives.