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No Question is a "Stupid Question" How true is that?

  1. The Invincible profile image61
    The Invincibleposted 5 years ago

    No Question is a "Stupid Question" How true is that?

    Just curious to know your opinion.
    Have you ever or did you ever considered a question 'stupid'?

  2. Attikos profile image79
    Attikosposted 5 years ago

    Sure. Ask a question the answer to which is obvious to any person of average intelligence, and unless you're asking it rhetorically it's a stupid question.

    I ask them all the time before I've had my first cup of coffee in the morning.

  3. calynbana profile image82
    calynbanaposted 5 years ago

    My head hurts how can I make it stop?

    Stop hitting it.

    Stupid enough?

    But to deem something as stupid is entirely subjective so everybody will have different ideas of what a stupid question is.

    1. The Invincible profile image61
      The Invincibleposted 5 years agoin reply to this


  4. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    Just work your way through the questions on here and you will realise how wrong thatt is.

    1. tussin profile image60
      tussinposted 5 years agoin reply to this


    2. The Invincible profile image61
      The Invincibleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm...I will look into that

  5. Anti-Valentine profile image95
    Anti-Valentineposted 5 years ago

    I am familiar with the saying you have taken your question from: "There are no stupid questions, just stupid answers".

    Sometimes the way people phrase a question can make it sound "stupid". If they rephrase, and it becomes clear to the person being asked, more often than not it becomes a much more intelligent sounding question.

    Another thing I have learned: keep your questions short and sweet.

  6. Rebecca2904 profile image77
    Rebecca2904posted 5 years ago

    I think that's true, unless you're asking in a mocking way. Though an answer to a question might seem obvious to everyone else, and even if the question has been addressed previously, it's still important to ask if you don't understand yet. I've been in a variety of different situations (for example on a live weapons range) where you have to assume that everyone knows what they're doing, and that they know how to behave in a safe way, and that if they don't then they'll ask someone who does know. If someone doesn't know what they're doing in a situation like that, and they don't believe that there is on such thing as a stupid question so they don't ask... someone could really end up getting hurt.

  7. sradie profile image75
    sradieposted 5 years ago

    It is completely true if the person asking the question has a genuine need to know. It never hurts to help someone out.

    1. The Invincible profile image61
      The Invincibleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Right, I guess we only consider questions as stupid when we ourselves are not in a mood to answer or we don't know the answer...

  8. tussin profile image60
    tussinposted 5 years ago

    Teachers say that in school so as not to discourage students from getting help or clarification if they need it. The learning environment should be a safe place to seek knowledge free from judgment.

    That said, outside of school there are definitely stupid questions.  I think if a person asks something that has been repeatedly answered, it counts as a stupid question.

    1. The Invincible profile image61
      The Invincibleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not all questions that are repeatedly asked are stupid. As sradie said, sometimes it's  a genuine desire to know.

  9. Sharkye11 profile image94
    Sharkye11posted 5 years ago

    I think the only 'stupid" questions are the ones deliberately meant to start arguments or drama. Any question that a person asks for the sake of learning something could never be stupid, even if most people already know the answer.

    The internet is a great place to find examples of both types of questions. How many times have we all see trolls start a forum thread with a ridiculous question just for the sake of receiving  attention? Which they always get. Then some hapless person wanders in and asks a similar question in all seriousness and gets attacked for asking a stupid question, and are left wondering what happened.

  10. dghbrh profile image77
    dghbrhposted 5 years ago

    Its true if the person is serious to ask the question. Some people ask something for the sake of asking only. Before asking something it should be considered whether one really needs the reply.

  11. kess profile image60
    kessposted 5 years ago

    The only stupid questions are the ones which are designed to belittle the person attempting to  give a genuine answer.

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    Courtney Burkeposted 5 years ago

    When I worked in customer service, I got stupid questions all the time. Trust me, they do exist. For example, no high-end retail store would ever hold an indiscriminate 50% off everything sale unless they are going out of business. Many products would be sold at a loss, especially those already marked down. Yet, someone once started a rumor that a store I worked for was doing that, and people called us on the phone to ask if it was true because they could not find it on our website. Another time, a customer asked three different employees, each within ten feet of the other, where the nearest gas station was hoping to get a different answer. I have also had numerous customers ask me for directions, and upon further conversation discovered that they do not know what state they are in.

    Then there are the closely-related stupid requests. "I am a foreigner and cannot count your currency. Will you do it for me?" Sure, and while I'm at it, I'll just take this fifty as a tip. I never did that, but I could have if I had no conscience. Then there was the classic pulling two items of different brands off different racks but demanding the same price for them because "it's the exact same thing." Yeah, except this one is cheap imported junk that will disintegrate when you use it and that one contains precious metals and will last for centuries.