Questions vs. Assertions

David Hayward’s cartoon above gets it exactly right. Confident assertions often weigh us down and tie us to ways of thinking that often are not as well founded as we initially assumed. Questions raise us up to discover new things that we could never have if we refused to ask them. Even if the questioning leads us to conclude that what we thought initially was correct, we are better for having asked.

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  • spinkham

    It’s quite a bit more wordy than this one, but I give you my favorite comic.

    • James F. McGrath

      That is FANTASTIC!!!

      • Mike Gantt

        I liked the original post, but gave up on the comic 2/3’s through because of its tedium and self-importance.