?Question Me?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Blog | One Comment

question selfI feel the truth all in me and around me but every time I open my eyes, they behold lies. I do what I can to avoid being the ultra weirdo in the room by calling out all the lies we tell each other. When acquaintances speak of monetary oppression, job situation, legal happenings, I just keep hearing lies. I hear the facades that are posted up around the world that we all bought/buy into. We’re spoon fed these ideals of how we should live, where we should live, the genre of person we should be, the type of job we should have, type of education we should have etc.  I am not formally educated, but I think I  am very bright. I do not have a job, but I am able to (honestly/lawfully)use currency as a means of acquisition.

I have a lot to say about how we live. We are taught to dig only at the surface of things, but no deeper. I challenge anyone reading this to question everything, everyone, and especially question yourself.  It seems that in American society at least, questions are frowned upon.  They’re generally viewed as time consumptive, unnecessary, childish, and unbecoming of an “educated person”.  Where did this come from?  The next time you talk to a friend, family member, cop, judge, lawyer, teacher, boss, spouse, politician, or whomever, ask that other party everything necessary to understand them and their point of view.  If you don’t know what they mean, ask for clarification.  If you don’t know why, ask why.  If you think you do know why but have never asked directly, also ask why.

Following are some example questions to start with.  In addition to these, ask more everyday.  The answers can be every enlightening.  No more floating through life. Know yourself. That is a directive from the Bible. If you don’t know why you do something, stop doing it until you find understanding. “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” – Proverbs 4:7

What is life? What is love? What is money? What is education? What is government? Why do I work? Why do value the things I value; who taught me that?

 

-It is my belief that questions are a sign of intelligence; to be aware of yourself to the extent that you understand and acknowledge you don’t know.

1 Comment

  1. Jay Ham
    June 11, 2013

    I’ve learned that questioning helps place things in perspective in our lives; especially the questions that we ask ourselves. Like you said, we become more aware of who we are when we do. Now what we do/think after we receive an answer is a whole different thing. However, it does cause the person being asked to make a conscious decision in how they will go about answering. Great post.

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