2016/10/08 The importance of asking questions

Today, there was held a lecture by a German philosopher.

it was about psychiatry and I was to take care of things so that the lecture could go as planned.

After the lecture came a time for questions from the audience. It always takes some courage to ask a question in English but I did today. But the questions revealed that I was on a totally wrong assumption and I have been mistaken about the fundamental idea of phenomenology. It was really embarrassing but after the lecture, my supervisor taught me about it closely, so I corrected the misunderstanding.

This illustrates how asking a question leads you to realize how much you don't know. It is a daunting experience but it surely helps make progress.