I dared to ask myself, and my husband, a question that has long bothered me and certainly taken a lot of my time, life and efforts. Probably too much. It’s ironic really, but I asked myself the question ‘do we ask too many questions?’
Before you read this and laugh allow me to Elucidate. I am sure that some people ask many more questions than others, and some people, like myself, ask many more questions about a range of topics that have eluded even greater minds than mine. But to what benefit?
So what is the point of all this thinking and questioning? Can we be too esoteric?
At its most positive, it has helped me navigate some difficult waters and has helped me with some important emotional development. At its worst it has caused me a lot of pain and confusion. Even causing frustration and depression sometimes. I have never suggested that Autoimmunitygirl is an expert or a font of knowledge about all things. I am learning about living with illnesses as I go, just like anyone else would have to. But…
Are there questions that should not be asked?
For example. Humankind has long asked the question why are we here? … And they still ask.
Today I thought about some of the times in my life when things had become very confusing and difficult, and during these crisis talks many around me where scratching their heads and asking how did we get here? It occurred to me that at some point it no longer mattered how or why and that it became more a question of what are we going to do now?
The eternal question of why are we here has revealed thousands of ideas and possibilities that range from an act of God to the possibility that we are the result of biological accident; Perhaps caused by a mixture catastrophic events and incalculable probabilities. Whatever version you may favour, or whatever ideas may be waiting, the question still remains what do we do now?
I find this to be far more significant and rewarding.
For whatever reason we are here, it is likely that the most important role we could undertake while we are here is that of caretaker for the planet and each other. Especially if we are going to be here for much longer. If this thought process sounds reasonable than the next reasonable question is are we doing our best while we are here?
As a species, and despite of our different backgrounds and circumstances, do we all take the role of caretaker for the planet and each other seriously and make it our prime mission on life?
These questions seem to have the most significance to me now and carries far more potential on what will ultimately happen.
I believe people can spend decades asking questions and searching for answers and meaning, but it is becoming more important to me that I learn not to ask too many questions, or try and ask only the questions that will make the most difference and meaning.
Afterall is said and done, I always believed that the most important and revealing thing about a person is not what they have done in the past, but what they do next… and I still believe this.
I am glad to have one or two answers after all these years of questioning.