It is a question to stimulate conversation to the more mature. To the young listening in, it can be come very interesting to partake in. Just add you own dynamics to the answer to make it mean something. Less is more. I will go first. IF I HAD TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN I WOULD: ask more questions. That's right.....
WANTING TO KNOW THINGS IS GOOD
You see knowledge is truly power and practical knowledge saves time and money. We come into this world wanting to know things automatically using two of the famous question starters almost without effort; HOW and WHY. However, there is something in the world that discourages this for many reasons and we learn to keep quiet instead
HOW AND WHY
But we still want to know don't we. My parents didn't have the patience or the savvy to answer questions, my Rabbi could go only so far, teachers don't have the time and others are just too busy. It becomes very easy not to ask after a while. In fact, it is considered wrong to pursue right after a while.
WHAT A DIFFERENCE
That is all I would do differently at the earliest age I could speak is to ask questions and not stop until I got an answer that quenched the question. My life would be incredibly enhanced just from that alone. Adults forced to answer would be enriched as well. Everyone wins
PRICELESS IN MY OPINION
You want to build self-confidence in a child. rid them of any low self-esteem or feelings of un-worth? Do you want to promote excellence and innovative thinking? Encourage children to ask questions and not be intimidated when they encounter resistance or an uncooperative attitude. Teach them that, and the world is truly theirs...
If you had to do it all over again....you would...?