Sunday, October 14, 2012

Questions

Read this recently: "Paraphrased slightly, he [Clayton Christensen] said: “Questions are places in your mind where answers fit. If you haven’t asked the question, the answer has nowhere to go. It hits your mind and bounces right off. You have to ask the question – you have to want to know – in order to open up the space for the answer to fit.”[1]

This expresses very well in modern idiom why the unexamined life is not worth living. The problem is not that there are not enough answers, but that there are not enough questions. Furthermore much that counts "answer" is really questionable. I am not given to reading books about business, even less to reading those who address "the business of life," but I will read How Will You Measure Your Life?. In fact, I have just downloaded a copy for my Kindle.


1. Via Signal vs. Noise.

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