I was recently asked to comment on whether questions are a sign of intelligence. Quantifying intelligence is not something I can do but here’s what I do know:
Questions connect us and curiosity is literally attract-ive.
Plus it’s fun. I don’t mean to be simplistic but as I once explained to very young daughters who were bored by my ongoing conversations with friends — “its how adults play.”
I love the creative problem-solving that requires many questions from a team of people. I think it’s an art form that is losing its jam bc there is an increasing need to be correct and less tolerance for the time it takes for the reveal that comes from good conversations.