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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    The answer is in the question.
    This is interesting, isn't it?

    Particularly as most threads are started by a question. And usually a leading question that telegraphs the answer.

    And most here to give the right answer to the question. But if you don't give the correct answer, you are accused of being off topic.

    The alternative to asking questions, leading or not, is to make statements and allow the listener to respond in their own way to the statement.

    The continual questioning here is extremely controlling and inimical to creativity or even authenticity.

    But the purpose of the compulsive questioning is to maintain ego control.

    You can see this very clearly when anyone's ego control is threatened, and we have a clash of egos.

    Ego control is important but once it has been achieved it can be let go for deliberate periods of time in the interests of creativity.

    Otherwise ego control simply becomes tiresome.

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    Think I'd go with the answerer.
    Purely because I get the impression that a person doesn't really learn much just asking questions. I ask questions because I seek answers, for me having the answers or understanding is the ultimate goal.

    It'd be a shame to lose the questioning part, as it's what motivates me to seek answers in the first place. Acccck confuzzle.

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    I guess I'd be a questioner. Curiosity keeps me on my toes. Asking questions can provide me with surprise, amazement and a sense of purpose.

    But I guess it's a reciprocal relationship between the questioners and the answerers.

    Hopefully this world would be a world of balance and not tilting to only one side. The sound of why?-why?-whys echoing across the world would be eery.
    I guess the majority of answerers could not speak if there were not enough questions.

    Where's the fun in that when you know all the answers and you have no-one to share them with?

    Actually, can't there be a third party - the observers? I'd much rather be one of them.

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    whaaaaat?? this question doesn't make sense to me. I thought it was gonna be whether its better to be ingorant and be a philosopher in search of truths, or be a "wiseman" who has all the knowledge of the universe that he needs, but be intellectually bored...

    but this is...... its kind of silly, cuz i just cant imagine any scenario where any cognating entity could either ONLY ask Q's or ONLY recite information. Je suis confused~

    Quote Originally Posted by velocity View Post
    could you answer in questions?
    this^ is the problem. Gramamtically, a sentence can only be an interogative, or a statement, right? however, linguistically, this isn't as straight forward....

    If i'm on the street and im a questioner, and some guy asks me "Hey man, can you tell me where the lemonade stand is on this flier?", I can say "Where is the place that has its denizens toll their bells on sunday whilst seeking this same lemonade?" I've replied with a question, and just told him that the lemonade stand is next to the Church. I also told him that its popular on Sundays with the local christians....

    Now if you contend that the Questioners are not "allowed" to have knowledge, well then, they're not really asking questions, are they? They're output machines, not true questioners. True questions come from pre-existing knowledge and information. Its also linguistcally possible to make statements that are obviously "begging" for answers, making them essentially questions.

    This problem is (in current form) bunk~ but i still love u Qre!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    This is interesting, isn't it?

    Particularly as most threads are started by a question. And usually a leading question that telegraphs the answer.

    And most here to give the right answer to the question. But if you don't give the correct answer, you are accused of being off topic.

    The alternative to asking questions, leading or not, is to make statements and allow the listener to respond in their own way to the statement.

    The continual questioning here is extremely controlling and inimical to creativity or even authenticity.

    But the purpose of the compulsive questioning is to maintain ego control.

    You can see this very clearly when anyone's ego control is threatened, and we have a clash of egos.

    Ego control is important but once it has been achieved it can be let go for deliberate periods of time in the interests of creativity.

    Otherwise ego control simply becomes tiresome.
    maybe i do like infp..............men.
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    What good are answers when there are no questions.

    Questioner. 100%

    Answer world would be depressive and boring. It is only logic to choose the world of the questions.

    Anyone that considers going answerer should really think twice just how dull, boring and depressive that world must look like. Yikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Anyone that considers going answerer should really think twice just how dull, boring and depressive that world must look like. Yikes.
    well, it wouldn't be dull, boring, and depressive if thoughtful 'n's were keeping you busy with their questions...........would it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aphrodite-gone-awry View Post
    well, it wouldn't be dull, boring, and depressive if thoughtful 'n's were keeping you busy with their questions...........would it?
    Eep, misread OP's post.

    Thought the question was one world with only questioners and one with only answerers.


    In either case, I'm a questioner though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Eep, misread OP's post.

    Thought the question was one world with only questioners and one with only answerers.


    In either case, I'm a questioner though.
    hahahhahha. yup. i'm still drinking my coffee.......don't confuse me too much this morning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aphrodite-gone-awry View Post
    hahahhahha. yup. i'm still drinking my coffee.......
    Me too!
    Hell, yes.
    You rock.

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