Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sept 28th, ask a stupid question day

  "Better to ask a stupid question and  appear foolish, than to not ask it and prove it." ~~moi

So think about it, is there realty such a thing as a stupid question.  Well in my opinion, yes, there probably is.  A better way to put it might be as the founders of this day suggest "No question is too stupid to ask.  And that the place to ask it is in the classroom.

Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.
  • This might sound stupid, but......
  • Do you think I'm stupid enough to fall for that (duh!)
  • Seen on a T-shirt "I'm with Stupid". Well, if that's true, how smart are you?
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     "Stupid is a stupid does." says Forrest Gump.  Larry the Cable Guy is credited with saying, "you can't fix stupid." Does this mean that the definition of "stupid question" is like contact lenses completely in the eye of the beholder? 

    Sometime in the 1980s a groups of teachers were trying to get students to ask more questions in class. They choose  Sept 28th as the official day to ask any question.  Encouraging the students to ask questions and hopefully discouraging laughter.  Peer pressure, and the cruelty attributed to children,  which is, I feel, the lack of the veneer social customs which maintain a balance of civility; children who pick on others seldom find themselves being picked on.   Not saying that there are times when it is difficult for the teachers themselves to stifle a laugh.

    Who hasn't asked a stupid question, on purpose or by accident.  Realized as the question left their lips that it was destined to be answered by laughter.   And for that matter who hasn't  asked a question because they were afraid it would be considered stupid and later regretted it. 

    How long is a piece of string?
    How many is a few?


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