• Primary Statement
    • Question-asking is a skill set that should be developed and encouraged.
  • Secondary Statement
    • Questions weaponize curiosity, turning it into a tool for changing behaviors – and lives. 
  • Tertiary Statement
    • Curiosity is not just for kids, the pursuit of knowledge for the sake of knowledge isn’t a sin, and giving people more access to the internet doesn’t make them smarter or more successful. 
  • Supporting Statement
    • We’re all born with the capacity to ask questions, but our ability to do so is unequally distributed depending on several factors: our education systems, parenting practices, teaching styles, and social attitudes.  For example, children growing up in middle-class homes are asked more questions than lower-class children because their parents have more time to converse with their kids. In return, the middle-class children ask more questions than lower-class children, which gives them many advantages to become more successful in school and eventually in their careers. Therefore, the less-questioning lower-class kids end up working lower-class jobs like their parents, and the cycle repeats.
  • Concluding Statement
    • Learning to ask good questions and make them a habit unleashes the power of curiosity for more empowered lives.

 

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