“He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” (Chinese proverb)
According to this proverb, it is important for people not to stop asking questions, because curiosity is not given to man by accident. The world around constantly opens its new and unusual sides to us, the only necessary thing is to notice these “discoveries”, and we can do it when asking questions. As Walter Pater said : “What we have to do is to be forever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions”. (www.brainyquote.com)
When answering to unusual questions, a person can ask opinions of another people, as this is the best “exercises” for the mind. The point of view of other people may differ from yours, and in their arguments you can find something useful that will complement your world view. The more you ask and find answers to questions, the better our mind works in unusual situations.
We can remember a well-known saying by Albert Einshtein: “Never lose the holy spark of curiosity”. Having learned, or rather, having acquired the habit of living in constant research, our life will never be boring. Such people will never miss any new fresh information, they are constantly learning and developing. Such people are very quick to find solutions to their own and other problems, as when you are opened to advanced ideas and new decisions, it is much easier to find way out of difficult situations.
It is necessary to learn to rejoice in new discoveries, even the simplest, as the brain, when receiving positive experience, begins with a new force to generate questions and help you explore the life around. What is it? Who has invented it? Why? Where does it come from? How it was invented? Where? When? How else can I use it? It is necessary to ask questions and doubt everything, even the most familiar things, since our modern world is changing very rapidly. “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality” (Albert Einstein). (www.brainyquote.com)
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