04 May 2012
To enhance creativity, we must develop and maintain an attitude of creative questioning. We must become competent in the art of “asking dumb questions,” the first of which might be: “What is a dumb question?” While this question may sound naive, after all everyone knows what a dumb question is, the answer to this dumb question, like all answers to dumb questions, is not as straight forward as we might imagine.
Dumb questions, the kind children ask but most adults know better than to ask, are born out of a desire to understand, out of curiosity not expectation. They stem from our imagination and are designed to engage us in thought. Dumb questions are simple questions that probe the obvious, and simultaneously challenge and direct our thinking.
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