At some point in life, most people stop asking questions. That curiosity they had when they were children disappears. A very important change takes place in them: they stop questioning things and begin to accept them passively. Just then critical thinking shuts down and autopilot kicks in. Thus they condemn themselves to stagnation and dissatisfaction because it is impossible to grow if you know the answers before asking the questions.
Each question is a world of new possibilities to discover
Certainties keep you where you are, doubts open new paths. Each question is an open door or a collapsing wall, it allows you to see beyond, to go beyond. Asking questions means that you have managed to get out of the established limits and are trying to see things from another perspective. Thus each question always contains the seed of growth. And, again for this reason, sometimes the answers you find are not so important, the important thing is that you have opened your mind a little more and you have found a new possibility that you previously could not glimpse. to ask new questions you can never go back. When you realize how much a simple question can expand your mind you start questioning everything. At that point the possibilities, which were previously very limited, are practically endless. You become a freer and more creative person, because you finally realize that the fact that things have always been done a certain way does not mean that that is the only way possible. You free yourself from the conditioning that society has imposed on you and that you have accepted for years.When this leap in quality occurs, you also find the passion for life, so that you return to having the attitude of a child who has a whole world in front of him. to discover. When you realize that the answers they have always given you are not enough and you have the courage to ask your own questions, it is as if you are being born again, but this time by establishing your own rules. And this is a priceless gift you give yourself.
Retrieve the "whys" of childhood
All children go through the “why” phase. This stage occurs between 2 and 4 years of age and indicates that the little one is actively trying to get to know his environment. Through these questions, children try to understand the world and make sense of it. Indeed, their questions reflect the development of thought and intelligence. The child wants to know, beyond what he sees, what things are made of, why they are made like this and what they are for.The precious side of this phase is that children have no taboos. They can ask for anything, things that often seem absurd to adults. However, the fact is that adults often find it difficult to satisfy the curiosity of children, because they do not know the answers.At that moment something happens in the mind of the adult: he realizes that he was once the same, and probably asked the same questions, but got no answers. He also realizes that growing up he didn't bother to find those answers, probably because someone told him those questions were meaningless. Recognizing this reality is too painful, so the adult simply repeats the learned pattern and tells the child that his question is meaningless. In fact, the philosopher Fernando Savater once said that: “the problem is not the questions that children ask, but rather those we have to ask ourselves later.” However, as we grow up we must recover this curiosity, because only in this way will we be able to see the world differently. And the best way to do this is to go back to the “whys.” Asking the why of things is a great strategy to stimulate thought and creativity, to go beyond the rules, challenge the status quo and think outside the box. to ask questions, without fear that they may seem ridiculous or inadequate. Question everything, even those things that you have always taken for granted or that you consider absolute truths.The most interesting thing about this process is that you don't even need to find answers. Indeed, this is not the goal, the idea is simply to activate thought and guide it in a completely new direction. At first, you will discover very interesting things about your environment and society, then you will encounter interesting things about yourself. At that point you will never go back because you will have embarked on the path of self-determination.