Even A Broken Clock

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Even A Broken Clock

 

Pondering The Broken Clock

 

 

 

Even A Broken Clock  Each of us is likely familiar with the phrase that even a broken clock is right twice a day. For absolutely no reason my mind pondered about questioning.  But while questioning of all sorts may be on some minds, the concept of information-gathering has been something I have pondered for some time.  Some may say for much too long. 

 

When I think of questioning, I tend to think of answers too.  Isn't the goal of asking questions finding information?  At least that's part of it I hope.  It  can be achieved in a number of ways.  Remember back when you were in school.  There may have been a child in the front row of the classroom enthusiastically waving their hand.  Asking a question, perhaps answering.  Maybe some non sequitur.  Lots of possible reasons.  

 

Over time, my view of such activity has evolved.  I once thought such obvious attention-getting was rather self-serving.  Perhaps I was wrong.  Well, I certainly hope I have grown and evolved since life as a somewhat precocious first-grader. 

 

Life changes and evolves all around us...each and every day.  It's all about information-gathering even when the source of that information appears to be broken or possibly wrong(following our belief system, of course).  It would be nice if questions were straight-forward with the goal of  seeking answers.  Well, I digress... 

 

 

 

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Even A Broken Clock

 

 

 

 

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Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

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P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
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Debe Maxwell, CRS:  "brownie points" for kids...maybe that's where the importance of points originated ... 

James Dray:  and that's a good strategy.  

Sally K. & David L. Hanson:  awakening curiosity can often spark a conversation or discussion.

Jul 25, 2019 04:29 AM #13
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Brian England
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That is one of my favorite phrases, that and even the sun shines on a dog's butt every once in a while, haha.

Jul 25, 2019 08:57 AM #14
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Michael, I guess I must have been sleeping in class as I never heard that expression before...nor the one Brian suggested above!

Jul 25, 2019 11:04 AM #15
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Michael Jacobs
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Brian England and Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - I also haven't heard that phrase mentioned about dogs.  Not sure when I might use it either.  

Jul 25, 2019 11:45 AM #16
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Marte Cliff
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All through school I tried to disappear. I didn't not want to ask or answer. Then I went to real estate school and became a pest. I know the instructor (Only one for most classes here in the sticks) groaned inwardly when he saw me in class.

What was the difference? By then I wanted answers.

Jul 25, 2019 12:21 PM #17
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Michael Jacobs - Like others, I ask questions to actually learn something or make sure I have a clear understanding (listening check).  

But, I am reminded, all too often, of that person who asks a question and already knows the answer hoping to outshine the person they are asking the question too.  But even then, I do learn something. 

Jul 25, 2019 04:05 PM #18
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Michael Jacobs
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Marte Cliff - relevancy matters, doesn't it?

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - learning arrives in many different ways. 

Jul 25, 2019 06:51 PM #19
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good evening Michael Jacobs ,

As usual your post is pondering at its finest. I tend to ask questions to learn something and often need to clarify...sometimes clarifying is one of the most important things to happen to truly understand..I digress...

Jul 25, 2019 07:02 PM #20
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Good morning Michael - I am happy to take information from a broken clock and then evaluate it as I ponder the meaning.

Jul 26, 2019 05:51 AM #21
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Michael Jacobs
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - clarifying works.  And sometimes it works wonders.

Grant Schneider - trust but verify.  Of sorts.  At least.  

Jul 26, 2019 07:11 AM #22
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Michael, were you the one in the front row years ago?    LOL, pondering always can come up with some interesting subjects.

Jul 27, 2019 01:50 PM #23
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Sharon Tara
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Whether you are asking, answering or pondering...I always find what you have to say interesting.

Jul 27, 2019 02:37 PM #24
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Michael Jacobs - the concept of "information gathering" is a good idea! In my opinion, our brains are designed to guide us to become creative, more knowledgable, and you can't problem-solve or know everything if you don't ask questions. As for the kids in the front row in a classroom, if they are taught to look at the teacher and don't look behind them, they don't know what the kids behind them think of them when they raise their hand. I was taught, never assume anything. That's why I'm dismayed when others jump to conclusions or naturally presume the worst in others as being negative. 

I never heard that phrase about a broken clock. I had to stop and think about that. Questions lead to discoveries. What makes me uncomfortable is when people ask bold questions to the person they already know the answer and they are just asking the question to test them, to hear what they have to say, or to wait for the moment they can say, "Ah ha! That's not what you said before, or something like that. 

Your post is definitely worth pondering. 

Jul 27, 2019 06:34 PM #25
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Michael Jacobs 

P.S. "Even a Broken Clock," would make a good Twilight Zone show!

Jul 27, 2019 06:35 PM #26
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Laura Cerrano
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I feel like I have a lot of those moments in which I think I know nothing and stumble onto something.

Jul 27, 2019 09:06 PM #27
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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And, of course, Y-genners established the system, Michael! Brownie points seem easier and easier to come by as we add new generations - in my humble opinion, for what it's worth. 

Jul 27, 2019 11:43 PM #28
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Michael Jacobs
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Joan Cox  - I don't recall a front row seat.  

Sharon Tara - that's nice of you to say.  Thank you.

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - each day seems to bring another opportunity to ponder.  And you're right - Twilight Zone offers many plot ideas.  

Jul 28, 2019 01:15 PM #29
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Michael Jacobs
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Laura Cerrano - I have those moments too.  Going with the flow works for me...

Debe Maxwell, CRS - points, whether they be "brown" or otherwise, seem to be a part of history if you ask me.  

Jul 28, 2019 01:19 PM #30
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Gloria Todor
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Michael,  what came to mind for me as I read your post is the old broken clock in my house that gives the correct time twice daily at 5:26. And for every answered question brings forth at least a few new questions, which seems to be the rhythm of gaining knowledge.

Jul 29, 2019 05:29 PM #31
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Michael Jacobs
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Gloria Todor - and thankfully life offers an abunance of new questions with learning and knowledge ready for the fortunate. 

Jul 29, 2019 06:48 PM #32
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