6 Questions We Should Always Ask

@randis1 (112)
United States
November 17, 2008 3:00pm CST
1) What do you mean by that? 2) How do you know that is true? 3) Where do you get that information? 4) How did you come to that conclusion? 5) What if you're wrong? 6) Have you ever considered this? (or, Would you like to hear another opinion?) Thoughts?
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@Seyduna (129)
• Turkey
26 Dec 08
I think these questions are creating disturbance of judgement in people, thats why they never tends to ask them.I share the same opinion with socrates who told was teaching "the only thing I know is that i dont know anything".. I sometimes think nothing can be proven or denied.. Take that someone tells you that red color is red, you may always claim that it is not read =) that may be unrational but you can still deny that "fact"
@randis1 (112)
• United States
22 Jan 09
The very fact that you say you know that you can't know anything makes the statement self-defeating.
@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
12 Jun 09
I agree There's' a saying: 1. "What I heard is probably not you meant." It seems useful to clarify before any thing else ... for 2 and 3 It seems so easy to get distorted information. A way to verify would validate critical information. "we check and recheck..." 4. "we tend to see things as we are" and so we make conclusions as we are or as we require. For instance, most of our conclusions are based on what's convenient isn't it? 5. Perhaps some of the most stressful tasks include very difficult decisions where being wrong is not acceptable. In the past I think they employ the best minds to collectively come up with the right decision. For instance, I can imagine , and pray for, the tough decisions being made to avoid escalated tension in North Korea. 6. Perhaps it takes an open mind and wisdom to be able to make good recommendations disguised as "simple questions". Perhaps our blogging here actually helps a lot to enhance the quality of our thoughts...? What do you think? Cheers
• United States
10 Jan 09
Excellent questions, one we should ask of ourselves as well. 1. Did I really mean that? 2. How do I know it's true? 3. Is the source of my information trustworthy? 4. Is there an alternate conclusion? 5. What if I'm wrong? 6. What is your opinion?
@Thorn679 (111)
• United States
23 Nov 08
I think this is very true. I can't imagine a situation where these questions don't apply.