Why your Mind likes to ask Lazy Questions?
Questions invite us to explore uncertainty. Finding the answer is not the purpose of great questions, the discovery lies on the journey.
Your brain, just like everyone elseâs, is lazy by default. It likes to ask suboptimal questions, your mind wants an easy answer, not to uncover breakthrough solutions.
Lazy questions create bigger problems than the one they are trying to solve. By asking idle questions, we miss the obvious: the key doesnât lie in the answer, but in the question itself.
When the answer is self-evident, what prompts the question to begin with?
Asking questions is an art itâs about opening possibilities rather than closing the loop with a perfect answer.
Why Being Right or Wrong Is Lazy
We are not taught to ask questions, but to answer them.
Are you looking to fill a job with the right candidate? Do you want to avoid paying the wrong price? Are you obsessed with finding the right design for your new website?
Our education nurtures a lazy mindset it forces us to see the world in terms of right or wrong. The same happens at work. Most managers couldnât care less about the questions, they expect you to have the right answer.
Weâve been raised to think in binary terms like yes-no, right-wrong, black-white, ally-competitor, positive-negative. This dualistic approach limits how we see the world, instead of promoting an educational journey, it forces us to choose a destination.
Discovering new paths and solutions requires navigating uncharted waters. Learning is exploring new routes you donât know if youâll land in the Indies or America.
Interesting questions provoke more questions lazy questions encourage laziness.