If there aren't stupid questions...

stupid is stupid - a stupid t-shirt with stupid written on it.
@bigtom1 (1573)
September 13, 2008 10:24am CST
then what kind of questions do stupid people ask. Do they only get smart when they are asking the questions? Do we get some of those stupid questions here on mylot? I know that would be another stupid question but am not a stupid person lol.
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
13 Sep 08
Now this might seem a stupid question..... What is 'stupid'? How do you define it? Then I can try and answer your question
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@bigtom1 (1573)
13 Sep 08
i would think stupid as in lacking ordinary keeness or common sense or just being dull. I would be glad if i passed a stupid test
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
13 Sep 08
I have been in many situations during my life where I have asked a question which in my opinion was far from stupid but the person on the receiving end answered me with 'don't ask stupid questions!'. This could have been either because it WAS a tupid wuestion or because the person did not know or was not willing to reveal the answer. To this day I have never understood WHEN a question can be considered to be a stupid one. Your answer has not helped my dilemma either
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@bigtom1 (1573)
13 Sep 08
I think i get it, what is stupid to someone is not stupid to everyone! I asked this question because i have received those kind of replies as well before. Its the person who is answering who might consider a qustions stupid because of how unstupid they think they are. Some people rush to say a question is stupid before they even know exactly what the question is asking!
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@macs05225 (180)
• India
13 Sep 08
Well stupidity is redefined as per the person!! Edison was a very stupid student(his teacher say;as he had a lot of questions), then he became a scientist,just in finding the answers of his stupid questions. All I want to say is that you can't say that someone is having something stupid;there must be some reason behind that,which is only known to that person. !!Did this response seem somewhat STUPID to you?!! !!CHEERS!!
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@bigtom1 (1573)
13 Sep 08
No, your response is not stupid at all, what you saying is true, its just that other people keep telling you that you ask stupid questions so i was puzzled and with the help of your responses i have confirmed that there is no stupid question
• Singapore
13 Sep 08
From an ex-teacher's perspective, no question is a stupid question. Every question has its own merit. It would be more stupid not to ask the question if you need to know or clarify something.
@bigtom1 (1573)
13 Sep 08
Exactly and i keep being told that i ask stupid questions. I think its stupid to call someone's question stupid.
@ayenacsi (911)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
That is how people learn: from asking questions. They wouldn't really ask you then, it would seem stupid to you but to them, they really have no idea or they are just asking you what do you think. I've seen a lot of questions here that are not really worth answering anyway, I think they just ask it for the sake of posting that question, not really to get answers or opinions.
@bigtom1 (1573)
13 Sep 08
I would say, we ask stupid questions depending on what those answering the questions think of them. I personally do not think there might be stupid question depending on who asks the question. Most of the questions are silly but not stupid and most of the times we misunderstand them
@minx267 (12751)
• Hartford, Connecticut
13 Sep 08
I work in and snswering service- answering phones all night and I hear so many stupid questions. you wouldn't believe it.. this is nothing. some of these i think are just so they can start a discussion and make money. But the ones i hear are truly amazing..
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@bigtom1 (1573)
13 Sep 08
I agree with you, there is that element here but that's because there is a more justifiable cause of asking stupid questions. If i asked one, then it would easily be answered by many, so i will hope mine isn't