In the book A More Beautiful Question, Warren Berger teaches us how to ask more questions and how we can ask them better. When we question things, we learn more. Berger argues that when you ask the right questions, you then have the power to change your life. Questions allow you to figure things out and discover things that will help you improve yourself. Questions such as “Why not me?” and “How can I improve?” has the ability to change your life. This curiosity will push you to do new things and become your most successful self.
The trait of curiosity is more valuable than we think. When we were children, we used to ask plenty of questions that helped us grow to understand more about the world. Our curiosity developed our learning exponentially. Questions are essential to not only our survival, but also to our success. There is a reason we are born with curiosity. When we investigate, we become more aware and cognizant of everything around us. This gives us the knowledge and skills to improve our lives greatly. This natural curiosity tends to go away after we start going to school. The education system smothers us with information and we no longer ask the amount of questions we once did. However, we can learn to be curious once again. The power of asking questions and using curiosity to your advantage can help you reach all your goals you’re pursuing.
The question “Why?” is a great place to start when thinking about questions to ask. When we ask “Why?” we are able to think critically and decipher complex issues. We are able to take things apart and understand them better. However, Berger challenges us to incorporate the question “Why not?” into our life. When we ask “Why not?” we think deeper and look past our assumptions. The power of this question is that it makes us question more than we normally would. We can think of alternatives that we wouldn’t have ever thought of. Questions like this encourage us to think creatively and innovatively. For example, rather than thinking “Why does my bike have two wheels?” we can think “Why not have three wheels?”. While this example is simple, it shows the way questioning things can create different results. We should question things with the goal to have novel and innovative ideas.
To take things even further, we can start asking questions like “What if?” and “How?” These questions have the power to alter the way we think about things. These questions promote problem solving which significantly improves our world. We can use these questions to explore ways we can find solutions to our problems. Incorporating questions into your life can help you put all your ideas into action and help you reach all your goals.