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Phil Bigelow wrote:
> On Sat, 04 Jul 1998 05:50:53 PDT "GOBI 2010" <email@example.com>
> >Dinosaur questions _not_ stupid? that's the first time I've been told
> >that in years (actually since grade K) by anyone who's not my age or
> >younger. Now that's something to boost one's self esteem.
> No, asking questions about dinosaurs is not stupid, and please gently
> remind your parents that when their children ask questions, it is not a
> sign of stupidity, but rather of intelligence.
> As you grow older, you will quickly find that there are *enough*
> unnecessary, unsolicited problems that you will have to deal with in
> life. But being called "stupid" because you ask questions about
> dinosaurs is one problem that you shouldn't *ever* have to deal with.
> The rule book says that the only people who are not allowed to ask
> questions are dead people. Good rule, I say....I'm all for repressing
> the dead.
> firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
I still think the most important rule I learned was, "Ask at least one
stupid every day. It's the only way you'll ever learn anything." And I
even learned this in school!!
Not many people in this country struggle to provide themselves with food,
clothing, and shelter. I don't know why the myth that richer food, more
expensive clothes and a bigger (or second) house is better than enjoying
your free time doing what you love is so widespread.
A final thought: How often does, "What a stupid question!" mean, "I don't
- From: "GOBI 2010" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Re: Stupid
- From: email@example.com (Phil Bigelow)