Buckminster Fuller, creativity, inquiry, philosophy, Questions, Reality, Reflexivity, thoughts, Yin and Yan
“There are no stupid questions” has become an accepted cliche. But then again, you’ve never run into my flavor of “stupid” questions. Joking aside, I was never afraid of stupid questions. Rather it is some of the questions I have asked of myself in the past that scare me into thinking I might have lost it. I want to give you two such examples that scared me at first, only to find that others have thought those same apparently crazy thoughts. Which is not to say I am not crazy, but rather than I am not the only crazy one. And that my friends, sits just fine with me!
Let me time-teleport you with a younger version of myself, laying sleeplessly in bed on a dark night about thirteen years ago. I decided to really challenge myself with the toughest question I could invent. Being that it was night and dark, my mind of course jumped to alien abductions. I asked myself: if aliens suddenly abducted me that very night, and decided to see how smart the human race really is, what would they ask me?