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:
- why is this interesting?
- if it seems like a problem: why is this a problem?
- of the things that seem true, why do they seem true?
- 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.