Questions have got me everywhere in life. As a kid I was full of them, until one day an ‘uncle’ told me to shut up.
I was 14 years old and desperate to be 17 so I could learn to drive. My uncle (who was actually my best friend’s dad) took me and a bunch of other kids out for a drive in the country.
I was being as big headed as it’s possible to be by pointing out the meaning of all the road signs.
Until I saw one I had no idea about, and out popped the question “what’s that sign uncle?”
“Just shut up for a minute” was the reply.
And I did for a number of months.
The following snippet of a Harvard speech is truly the best 6 minutes about questions I’ve heard in a long time.