Why do people ask questions?

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  1. Cagsil profile image83
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Hey Hubbers,

    Why do people ask questions when they are not up for accepting the answers?

    Just curious.....

    Feel free to throw out whatever... lol

    1. Druid Dude profile image59
      Druid Dudeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Don't you know Cagisil? I just read a comment on another hub that said we could only count on you for an answer. IF this is true, then surely, oh great and wonderful OZ, why can't one man answer his own question? What man? Why Cagisil, the answer man. Smart guy eh? Tough guy, eh? You ever heard that the biggest gun in town ALWAYS has to be looking over his shoulder? I'm callin' you out, MARSHALL! Show your face. I can see you hidin' behind that cat mask. Come on out. We each get one shot, so here it goes. I challenged you, so you get to choose the weapon.....still not comin' out? OK. No weapon choice. I pick...a double barrell shotgun. you get one, I get one. I shoot first, but I'll shoot WAY over your head. Ready? If you had ahold of the end of a string, which end are you holding?

      1. Cagsil profile image83
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If I ask a question, then I'll accept the answer.

        As to my own question, I have an answer, but I wanted other people to chime in. tongue

        And, I have no need to change my avatar. Just because, I bring out my face on my account, makes absolutely no difference.

        You're more than welcome to change yours or even shoot yourself with your double shotgun. I'm sure you'll figure something out. smile

    2. kirstenblog profile image75
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Boredom? Just my first guess smile

      Same reason for 'flame wars' online, for arguing with someone you just know will never listen to reason (or religion if you are coming from the other side of the fence lol)

    3. sarovai profile image77
      sarovaiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      May be expecting the right answer or the answer they imagine.Or may be just for fun. Any way they advertise themselves.What about you? smile

  2. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Several reasons are possible:

    Some just like to stir things up.
    Some just like attention.
    Some don't seem to know any better.

  3. Cagsil profile image83
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Thank you KCC. Always a pleasure to see and hear from you. smile

  4. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    http://livingingrace.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/07/20/ape_waving_hand_hc.gif


    Howdy, Cagsil!

    1. Cagsil profile image83
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nice picture. How are you today Kcc? smile

  5. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    When they can't accept an answer?  No mystery.
    Because they want affirmation for their own beliefs or because they want a chance to slam others who disagree, and are therefore deemed inferior, so they can feel superior.

    1. Cagsil profile image83
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Rochelle. Very nice post. smile I hope you are doing well. smile Nice to see you. smile

    2. Nekomeme profile image55
      Nekomemeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think you have a point here.

  6. Diane Inside profile image76
    Diane Insideposted 7 years ago

    I think it depends on who is supplying the answer may have something to do with it.

    If it is someone who I don't find credable or Knowlegeable I may not be willing to accept the answer they provide.

    1. Cagsil profile image83
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Diane. smile

    2. Druid Dude profile image59
      Druid Dudeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Chicken. Tastes like chicken....mmmmmmmmm!

      1. Cagsil profile image83
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol

        1. profile image0
          kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lol  lol  lolcool

  7. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
    schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years ago

    hmm we all ask questions but we don't know what the answer will be....so very likely (all) or (most) of have done it from time to time esp if the answer is rude or uncalled for. I'm sure you've experienced that time to time? Cagsil? Cags?hmm
    particularly in B&R

    1. Cagsil profile image83
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What is rude to one person might not be rude to another. It's too subjective.

      Truth is never subjective, it is always objective.
      I've experienced it quite a bit, due to the irrationality of most people who have or hold religious beliefs.

      They claim to be thinking, but actually are not consciously being honest with themselves, with regards to their beliefs.

      I ask questions I want answered. I don't ask questions for no reason. I am very capable of discerning truth on my own.

      But, thank you for your input. smile

      1. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
        schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        well then, factual, or direct questions desiring a good strong direct answer are ok by me - I have done that many times in real life but you're right the subjectiveness of religion- well that itself is a manychanging subject with so many beliefs and opions ever changing. Any other forum I think it's a bit safer to get a good answer.

        Did you have any particular questions besides this one you'd like answered? [Within reason and not about someone I wouldn't know like how many dimensions could there be lol

        1. Cagsil profile image83
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hey Schoolgirl,

          I'm sure I don't have any questions for you to answer. Since, you've already answered the one this forum was made for. wink

          Btw- I didn't say that religion was subjective. Religion is based not on a subjective point of view, but a conform directive.

          Subjective is "rude" to a point of being absurd.

          Someone found it insulting, when they were called- Irrational? hmm

          There are only two ways of thinking- rational or irrational.

          When irrationality is being used, then rationality must make it's presence known, so as to protect truth from being covered with lies.

          Please remember- truth is in everything, and it only needs to be discerned(figured out). I wrote about it in a hub, and to make my point I used this statement- Truth is in a Lie.

          Think you can figure that one out? Be my guest. wink

          1. Druid Dude profile image59
            Druid Dudeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            mmmmmmmm LOVE that chicken!

          2. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
            schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            you look like a cute cat
            a big huggable tiger cat
            Pat pat pat

  8. sofs profile image81
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    Some ask questions because they need visibility, some need help, some need attention and don't really care what you have to say...The ones who need help will at least mull over your opinion even if they don't think on the same lines as you...
    Why should you worry each have their motive, let them take it or dump it its their choice... you have done your part..
    Have a nice day!! smile

    1. Druid Dude profile image59
      Druid Dudeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      A monkey asked a question, he said what is my name? He listened very carefully, but no one said a thing. A man came through the jungle, asked himself the same, he heard that it repeated, so he said it once again. "My name is SUE! How do you DO?" What is that man's REAL name? He was born right before the Garden of Eden.

      1. Cagsil profile image83
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for your input Druid. hmm

      2. Diane Inside profile image76
        Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Johnny Cash.lol

    2. Cagsil profile image83
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Sofs. I only presented the question because I wanted other people's views on it. But, I appreciate your input and it's nice to see you again. smile

      1. sofs profile image81
        sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I understood the intent behind  the question... I have been asking this of most of the questions asked here.. May be, my  answer  was loud thinking, more to myself  than you Cagsil.. .. Good  to see you too!! How are you?

        1. Cagsil profile image83
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I am doing well Sofs. Thank you for asking. And, yeah, I figured your comment was that(thinking out loud). smile big_smile

          But, wanted to clarify anyways. smile

  9. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I think a lot of people post questions because they've been told that forum participation and question-posting is part of "participating" on HubPages and helps people get known.  They probably figure it seems more polite (and sometimes less peculiar-seeming) to post a question, as opposed to making a statement or else going to the trouble of finding a link to something interesting to start a discussion about.

    1. Druid Dude profile image59
      Druid Dudeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Gee. Why would someone ask a question. Oh! Oh! I know, I know. They are looking for an answer.  Wow. GREAT FORUM> really stimulating. If you're a corpse.

    2. Cagsil profile image83
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Lisa. Always nice to see you bouncing around the forums. smile


      @Kirsten- Yeah, I'll agree with the boredom part. lol

      @Druid- Yet another meaningless reply, which actually didn't address the question posed. Next time, try to think out the entire question and not just parts you like. hmm


      @Sarovai- Yeah, they are expecting something, I am not sure what, beit the right answer or the answer they imagine? But, this doesn't address the fact that many people ask questions, and are unwilling to accept the answers given? As for asking questions to be fun? Sure, if you already know the answer to the question and a bunch of people come up with tons of funny answer, then I would agree. However, asking a real question for which is unknown to self, then why wouldn't they be open to the answer?

      What about me? I am forever asking questions, to gauge the intellect of others. I'm always asking questions of others, because I want to see their response. I already know the answer 99% of the time, but seeing what people have to say about it, allows me to learn more and more with each passing day. smile

  10. tritrain profile image83
    tritrainposted 7 years ago

    Just to be annoying.  That's my reason anyway.

  11. blondepoet profile image72
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    Hiya Cags smile
    I know I ask questions, one because I genuinely want to know the answers and two from curiosity.

  12. SteveoMc profile image72
    SteveoMcposted 7 years ago

    The human experience is complicated and confusing.  Asking questions is one way to try to sort it out.  Sometimes the answer is not as important as the question. 

    Sometimes, the questions are TIC, meaning that the fun is in asking, not in the answering.   It is irritating when someone doesn't get it.   But they are loads of fun when they do get it.

    Sometimes the question is asked just to cause problems.  Answers to these questions are simply fuel.   This is a nefarious questioner who is not looking for an answer but rather a confrontation.

    At times, questions are asked to gain support.  If the answer is not adoring, then the person is disappointed.  This is a uninformed questioner who may need help to accept the answers or guidance in asking them.

    Once in a while a question is asked in such a way that the content appears to be unintelligible.  The answers are often blunt and critical.  This is a confused questioner who is disappointed at the answers.

    Sometimes a question is asked that has been answered a million times and there is so much information easily available that the answers are incredulous.  The sad questioner is disgruntled and known as clueless.

    Some questions are asked to check perceptions against others perceptions.  There is not great investment in the answers.  This questioner is a realist and takes the sincere answers and ignores the rest. 

    I guess I could think of a bunch more reasons, but my wife always asks me, "Why do you have to go on and on?"  This is a questioner that definitely does not expect an answer.   

    Personally, I find them all to contain some entertainment value.

  13. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    You just asked a question why people ask questions.  roll

    1. cookibuq profile image56
      cookibuqposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ...and answered by saying you were curious lol
      funny though~

      1. cookibuq profile image56
        cookibuqposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        oh now I see the end part of that question....
        "...when they are not up for accepting the answers?"

        They just probably wanna confirm what they want to hear is true, I guess hmm

  14. profile image0
    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    They ask questions to get to the other side of course.

 
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