Isador Isaac Rabi, one of America’s renowned physicists, relates this memory of his childhood. When he came home from school every day, his mother would ask, “Did you ask any good questions today, Isador?” Notice she did not ask “What did you learn today?”
William A. Ward remarked, “Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.” Could it be concluded that learning is the result of asking the right questions, not necessarily striving to have all the right answers? Rabi attributed a great deal of his success to his ability to ask the right questions. As the age-old proverb says, “if you know all the answers, you haven’t asked all the questions.”
-Glen Van Ekeren
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