The best questions emerge, not from ignorance, but from deep understanding.

Posted on January 1, 2019

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There is, of course, merit in asking questions to gain knowledge, a first step. But the more you understand, the more profound, complex, and challenging your questions become. Life is perplexing, confusing, complicated, and full of paradoxes. Questions about those deep structures of the universe only arise from understanding them in the first place.

Why are they the best questions? Questions out of deep understanding cultivate a deeper humility, a genuine curiosity, a more connected humanity, more comprehensive heuristics, and a profound joy in appreciating reality.

This therefore means, if you want to ask better questions, you better get started with a better understanding of the world.