“It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.”
Oliver Wendall Holmes
The older and more experienced I have become in life the more I have learned to value great questions. Great statements can be profound but they don’t create the opportunity for change and growth the same way a great question does.
What I love about a really great question is that it gives one the opportunity to listen and gain both knowledge and perspective. If you think about it, if you focus on gaining knowledge you can just have more information. If you listen and ask questions you can gain both knowledge and wisdom. With wisdom being the distinct ability to apply the knowledge you have learned.
What are the right questions to ask that focus not just on gaining knowledge but on gaining wisdom?