The Big Difference
Can a question make a big difference?
It does. Ponder on what E. E, Cummings, the famous American poet, essayist, author and playwright said:
Always the beautiful answer
Who asks a more beautiful question
The right question does make a big difference.
Warren Berger in his brilliant book, A More Beautiful Question quotes what the Isidor Isaac Rabi, who won the 1944 Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance that is used in MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) mentioned about his schooling days. Here’s what the Polish-born American physicist and Nobel Laureate Isidor Isaac Rabi, said on asking good questions:
My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to.
Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school:“So? Did you learn anything today?”
But not my mother. “Izzy,” she would say, “Did you ask a good question today?”
That difference – asking good questions made me become a scientist.