Thursday, February 24, 2011

Question the Answers 答えを問え

Not "Answer the Questions."
It says, "Question the Answers."

In Japan, we don't have this culture of bumper sticker, so I was pretty surprised to see adults putting "stickers" on their vehicles when I first came to the U.S.  Now I understand how they can be a tool to express one's feeling about certain hobby, a belief system, a political view, and many other things.

I very much enjoy looking at these bumper stickers, and whenever I see something that provokes some deep thought or that makes me laugh, I praise whoever made them in my head.

Today, I found this one (see the photo above).
"Question the Answers."
I think that it's very important to question answers that we already have.

That's one of important skills I want my students to acquire - the skill to explore answers on his or her own even if it is frustrating.  I do not want them to swallow whatever answers given to them. I want them to be able to chew them well before they decide to swallow. It might not be an easier way to live, but I think it will be more tasty life for sure.

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