why?

how well we understand something is predicated, at least in part, on our ability to ask good questions about it.

basic, but foundational questions like:

  1. why is this interesting?
  2. if it seems like a problem: why is this a problem?
  3. of the things that seem true, why do they seem true?
  4. of the things that seem false, why do they seem to be false?

the question ‘why?’ opens up an infinite number of doors for exploration.

the more you question — especially the stuff that seems self-evident — the less sure-footed you will feel about your understanding.

this is good because it’s with this kind of humility that you will be able to learn the most.

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Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (ephemera.photography)

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William Liao

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Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (ephemera.photography)

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