You have to experience life, make observations, and ask questions.— Mos Def, hip hop artist/actor
Ground control to Major Tom. No one likes admitting they don’t know something. (Like what IPA stands for.) Hear from the man who spent 340 days in space, Astronaut Mark Kelly on how asking for advice can help you find a better solution.
You know the saying, “There’s no such thing as a dumb question”? Bulls%*t. There are plenty of idiotic questions (e.g. would you like decaf?). Here are a few types of q’s you should avoid at all costs— and what to ask instead.
People who ask follow up questions are more likely to land better jobs—and second dates. (Score.)
What happens if you’re on the receiving end of a particularly difficult question and you have no idea what the answer is? Instead of going all stuttering Porky Pig on ‘em, just admit you don’t know — but will find out. (That’s all folks.)