My husbands’ answer when I ask this question is “Better than anyone I know”, but let’s ignore him for now.
I don’t claim to be a great mind. I did not win any scholastic awards at school, and I consider myself to be of average intelligence, but I am curious about some things.
For example, I was watching a recent news broadcast covering a plane crash. Their search centered around finding the black box which provides the details of a plane (or boats) last activity prior to the crash. The commentator went on to describe the importance of the black box, stressing its’ ‘indestructibility’. Now I’m no scientist but if a black box is indestructible, why don’t they just build planes and boats out of the same material and avoid the whole destruction in the first place?
And if we are all truly descendants of the seven daughters of Eve, how come more of us don’t look alike? I would expect to see a lot more “me’s’ out there.
And why is milk that’s gone sour bad? Isn’t buttermilk just soured milk?
If Dolly Parton stood on her head, would she smother?
If you truly could ‘have it all’, where would you put it?
If the disciples consumed the blood and body of Christ, does that make them cannibals?
If man, with his superior intelligence, can invent sophisticated polar orbiting satellites that can monitor the entire earth’s orbit and predict weather conditions, why do they rely on the appearance of a rodent every February to predict the coming of Spring?
And if we need seeds to grow watermelons, how can we be harvesting ‘seedless’ watermelons?
The list goes on and on because like all humans, I am curious, and curiosity is a natural and healthy reaction. It doesn’t always cast us in an intelligent light, but it displays an ‘ever thinking’ brain. (such as it is)
Sometimes my curiosity takes the form of confusion because a situation puzzles me. Other times it intrigues me, prompting that ‘need’ to know the answer. Either way, it’s a good indication that my coconut is in working order, and the older I get the less I am self-conscious about asking what might be deemed a stupid question because I’m more interested in the answer than the reaction to the question. And I’m fairly certain that I can’t be the first person to ask stupid questions. Some might just think them too absurd to voice out loud, but I’d bet money they’d be all ears for the answer when someone else does!
So I will continue to pursue answers to what others might think are stupid questions, and when I get the answers that satisfy my curiosity I’ll move on to something more intellectual,,,,,, or maybe not…..because maybe ignorance really is bliss, and I’m in a happy place.