Questions and questioning

July 30, 2008 § 12 Comments

questions….questions and more questions…How do we ask so many questions?

Asking Questions is really really easy,isn’t it? Yet it is an art to ask them.You first of need to understand what is either going or not going on first.Why do i say what is going or what not is going on?

When Asking a question in class,you can do it only if you either understand the subject or if you have no clue what is going on(e.g,why sir,is 1*1=1?)Similarly when you are outside you ask questions to people,like what is happening,why is this happening,etc.

So why do we question anyway?We question so that we get to know something more.Simple isn’t it?Yet we human have come up with really weird questions and managed to answer a few of them too.

It isn’t normal for a person to question when something which has always being happening happens.For eg,an apple falling from a tree.What led to one person thinking about it differently? What made him question why it falls and not the moon? So what we need to notice is what he questioned and the way he questioned it.He could have asked why is it falling,answered himself with the age old answer,cause it is supposed too.Well more than me saying ,a quote would help here,so here it is:

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”

-Albert Einstein

and another one from him,

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

I have written about questioning many times before,but the reason why i am writing again is because i want to see what I think about questioning now.There are times in school,when my friends make fun of me for asking questions.If they want to stop the class,they turn to me and ask me to ask questions.It always makes me wonder how come people can never come with questions.Of course it is not that they are not capable nor am i trying to ridicule them ,but how is it that It is easy for a few to ask questions,while others never have questions?

Questioning is an art.The only ones who can question are the ones who are brave.You need to brave to ask the questions.The answers never come to you like a lighting flash.Once you have asked the question you need to try and understand what is it you want to know.You need to search for the door,which will take you to the answer.Now it is important not to get over whelmed by the question.You need to sleep over it(or well do something else with it) so that the question or problem isn’t as big as it seems.The main problem is that we are all used to seeing things the way they are,so we first need to let our mind see it the way it wants to.To do this,we need to register what we see in our subconscious mind,not that we don’t normally do it,it is always happening,we just need to realize that it is happening.Once your sub has got it,you just need to forget about the problem and let the sub deal with it.When we think on our own,we think about a given problem with our limited knowledge,but our sub has more knowledge,so it is capable of getting things done.Once it is done,it will ping you.

So what happens when you have asked the right question and let your sub on it? Well the answer is simple,more questions.Sometimes questions keep on coming.But that is the beauty of it.As you solve one question another pops up.Maybe it is because we use a very little part of our brain.

Anyway,I will leave you all with a few questions to ponder…

What/who is god? Don’t you think,that it can be a creation of our mind?I.e. a huge illusion,which was conceived by one person and became so popular that everyone fell under it?What do you think might be reality? How have we humans managed to think?Why are we what we are- a thoughtful race(as we think)?What is the universe doing?What are you doing?Why are you here?What are you supposed to be doing?Who are you?what are you?why should we study?How were people a 100 years back?

solutions are created before problems.

What do you think?

quotes from here.

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§ 12 Responses to Questions and questioning

  • Nikhil says:

    You’re right man! I counted 25 questions in this one post itself!! We ask waaay too many questions! 😀
    Sometimes its better to have a few questions than all the answers! Makes life live-able! 😀

  • pria says:

    V,

    Now I have to question you, how the hell you get time to blog in your final year. Just kidding ok.

    Pondering is in our minds even for nothing. When u do not question, you fee left out or ur mind doesn’t rest.

  • Sameera says:

    Good post,full of wisdom.Einstein was a prodigy and you are another 🙂

    There is a saying “You can judge a person by the questions they ask”.Some people ask meaningful ones which reflect their intellect while some ask such dumb ones which are a tribute to their stupidity 😛

  • Bluebirdy says:

    Hi Vishesh
    Sorry this is off topic but I just wanted to tell you I enjoy your blog and the way you think/. I also love the pictures and travel blogs. I was supposed to come to Chennai from Canada to get a certain medical treatment, so I did a lot of study about Chennai. Now I find that I can’t afford to go, and I am not well enough to get there, so it was just a dream, but your pictures made me like India even more.
    I am related to Isaac Newton, and I wish some of his wisdom came to me through his genes or DNA. He is a great philosopher too. He actually started all the scientific studies to prove that there is a God.
    When I saw your picture, the flame at Paul’s site, I was surprised because it’s the same picture I use for my own ID at http://www.beliefnet.org . That site is for people of ALL beliefs on earth. The biggest spiritual site on earth.
    Blessings

  • jane says:

    how do you think peopel a 100 years before were?
    lets jus say we are exactly 100 years less mokey-like than hem ;);)

    what is teh universe doing?
    doing a lot of banging n ‘fucking around’- makiing new baby galaxies and pushing its pregnant belly into new areas of space 😉

    what do you think might be reality?
    reality is the originally grey pubic hair you’ve dyed brown jus to inject artificial-youth right from your groin!

    what are you doing?
    answering your ques..

    what am i supposed to be doin?
    copywriting my answers!!

    hurrray!!!!!
    ya made me feel darn good answering those questions!

  • jane says:

    btew did ya know vivek’s a lawyer?

  • Nita says:

    If you like to ask questions it means you are intelligent. I am glad you ask questions even though others are making fun of it. Actually my younger brother is like this and I admit I used to tease him for it! Strangely even now when is a proper adult his habit of asking questions hasn’t gone!! haha, I love to tease him, but now he tells me that it’s because he is brilliant! 🙂

  • vishesh says:

    @pria: lol 😉 true…..

    @sameera: lol 😛 true….questions are the eyes i guess 🙂

    @bluebird: thanks for the link,will have a peek 🙂 and keep coming here 🙂

    @jane; lol nice answers…enjoyed reading ’em…only you can copyright it ya!and ya i knew abt vivek…

    @nita: lol,i get teased by everyone…sometimes i do it without even realizing it 🙂

  • Aaarti says:

    A friend once told me that the minute i get all these que’s it means i am on the right path to figuring life out….

    Boy, u sure write a lot… lolz…

    btw, loved the pic.. the red and the light against the que’s.. phone???

  • Keep questioning, Vishesh. Questions lead us to answers and answers lead us to wisdom which leads us to the Truth. Blind believers may turn into fools!

  • I dont know the answers for a lot of questions you have asked in your post, but I wonder how the scientific world can accept something as vague as the Darwin’s theory of evolution! Its easy to assume that everything happened automatically and call it science! This was the effect of watching a hour long program in NGC about this automatic evolution of complex life from single celled creations.

    Destination Infinity.

  • Rajesh says:

    Hi all.I am a question bag..Will spend nearly 99% percent of my free time in thinking and raising questions to me.For every instance i use to ask why?what?where?how?when?.Though my coperson accepts the truth in my question he restricts himself to practice it pratically.I use to argue “dont follow the written syntax of life create your own syntax”.I am worried about peoples who restrict themself to think adversly from what they know or taught.My question “who am i” raised a biggest question network in my mind.Many wont be answered but my questioning wont stop.I am proud that “i am using my sixth(number would have raised now from where it is) sense”.The one who said human have six senses failed to say what are they fully.If he had said it,then we are not a six sense living.The number is greater than 6.
    “ALL ENJOY THINKING”

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