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The Only Stupid Question: #blogExodus - Day 9 - #ask

No, it's not Einstein's quote. No one knows who coined the phrase, "The only stupid question is the one that didn't get asked." And pretty much everyone had at least one teacher who pronounced this statement.

But really, it's not true. That's because there are a lot of people who swear they want to hear what you have to ask but them dismiss you and your questions as trivial or interruptive or off point or annoying. They give you the look, and everyone knows what that look feels like. So we go off feeling like we're idiots or incompetents or the like. And then we don't ask any more questions and invariably wind up using the wrong recipe or IKEA directions and we all know where that gets us.

Here's a radical idea for this Passover: ask questions. Don't worry about what someone else is going to think; just ask. Ask for help, ask for a hug, ask to take a nap, ask for someone else to clean the dishwasher or clear the table. If you don't know something, ask. If something doesn't make sense, ask. Don't worry about what someone else might think of you because that's not your problem.

Just #ask.

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