“He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes; he who asks no questions stays a fool forever.” Chinese proverb
The meaning of this quote is something almost everyone can relate to. Each of us at some point or another had a question we wanted to ask, but refrained, thinking it was a dumb question. The point of this quote is that we should go ahead and ask these questions. If it is a dumb question and makes us look like a fool, it will be all forgotten within a few minutes. While others may have thought it was a dumb question, the answer provided a missing piece of a puzzle, allowing our minds to go further on the correct path. The person who never asks a question, may not look like a fool for the moment, but over time, their actions and what they say, will give them away. Without the questions, we get no answers. Without the answers, our minds can’t process the correct information. Without the correct information to process and drive a persons actions and words, that person, will over time become known as a fool.