Monday, April 1, 2013

Asking Some Questions & Exploring Some Answers



Why Is NOT Knowing Something To BE Avoided?


Nothing is quite so uncomfortable as NOT knowing something. I mean, sometimes oblivion is a JOYous place to rest my head awhile, but BEing in the dark, outside whatever is inside, this makes me a little bit crazy-nuts.

BEcause I am someone who has a lifelong passion for learning [learning, mind you, as opposed to KNOWING] I think I regularly avoid admission of what I DO or don't know so as NOT to close my options. 

I mean, really, if I know a little or have an interest, why NOT...

I'm starting to see that NOT knowing is NO BIG DEAL after all.

Despite this realisation, I'm still avoiding NOT knowing.

Which makes me wonder about other people.

DO they [DO YOU?!] feel or thinkandfeel this way, too?!

DO you, like me, ever just nod and smile and YES your way through rather than asking someone for their backstory?!

Have you ever tried to smoosh your curiosity like 4 too many things inside a suitcase you just HAVE TO get closed?!

Does this NOT knowing take over and make you wish for magic wands and crystal balls or the opportunity to ask 20 questions?!

MayBE it is just me.

MayBE I am the crazy-nut here, but it is so SOOOOOOOOOOO hard to ask questions sometimes.

Such an expanse across the deep drop into nothing to say I'd really like to hear about what brought you Here, to this place...

It's NOT about wanting to appear smarter, slicker, or more anything. It's just that connection and conversation are so limited that I am actually afraid I will shut things off completely if I ask about what I don't know and would really REALLY like to understand.

Can you help me understand?!

I am challenging myself to write out loud for the next 91 days 1 April through 30 June 2013. I'm pulling questions out of hats and giving them some room to romp. If you have a question to share, please email me... silver dot currie at gmail dot com

2 comments:

Terrie Purkey said...

Inquisitiveness is a strength and should be cultivated. Almost everyone likes to share things they know and are passionate about. If you ask questions, you're interested and most people respond like flowers opening to the sunlight when they get to share about themselves, their jobs, their interests. So, I say, ask away. They'll let you know if you're trespassing into private territory.

Miriam said...

I think that asking in blog land is a bit different to asking IRL. If we were chatting over coffee or tea or something, questions and answers would flow easily, I am very easy going, I ask freely and will always answer but asking stuff here is a bit slower and for a few hours or days, one-sided. But ask away, people will answer or ignore. It might be that e-mail is another way to ask, try on here, what's the worst that can happen?