At some point, the common fortune cookie seems to have turned into an "advice" cookie, which is probably just as well. Posting this photo from my fortune cookie / advice cookie the other evening generated some interesting comments on Facebook about asking honest questions.

Is there any harm in asking honest questions?

A current teacher that I went to grade school with said she has to work hard to get her students to feel comfortable asking questions without concern for being laughed at for not knowing something. A college friend pointed out that "never is a long time" and that there a variety of situations where even honest questions can be too honest or sensitive and indeed cause harm.

What do you think? Is there ever any harm in asking honest questions? – Mike Brown


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