The child was mystified. The teacher repeated the question:
“if I have an apple in my left hand and an orange in my right— take
a wild guess: what is the question?” The child shrugged his shoulders,
lips arched, hands palms up. The teacher, a kind woman, sighed silently.
And so she should. The question is always harder than the answer.
The student who spends the time seeking questions is rare. We should
cancel all searches for answers and put Socrates to rest. Is it
imprudent to look for something else when what we have is failure?
Acquisition of facts and mall specials and praise has little grace.
Information is dead without intelligence to understand and use it.
My position on change is simple: rediscover and use the right brain.
If our nation or any is to grow, it will be questions that make it so.