by kdeb on 20 March 2008
and did I just ask one?
We all remember little phrases like this one from school days.
Some of them are valuable (check out this song about Kindergarten):
Some of them are misleading or silly, like:
“If you dream it, you can become it!” (A dangerous concept,
since I dreamed I was a frog once!)
But the most enduring phrase, I think, is that there is no such thing as a stupid question. It is usually offered as a response to someone saying “I know this is a stupid question, but…”
I think the intent is to show generous patience with folks who only seem to be trying to remedy their ignorance. But really, aren’t there any flat-out-stupid questions?
Otherwise, why do we keep insisting we just asked one?
-- 2008-03-20 » kdeb