“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” — Francis Bacon
The questions you ask form the bargain you strike with Life.
But you must bear the weight of the answers and the acts preceding them. Discontent is paved with careless questions. Contentment is paved with prudent questions.
The die is cast for future action with every question.
The trick is in knowing what to ask, for great wisdom is rooted in questions.
The solution to every problem begins with a question.
The unveiling of every mystery begins with a question.
The path to meaning and happiness begins with a question.
Are you unhappy with Life’s bounty?
Are you dissatisfied with Life’s wages?
Dear traveler, what did you ask of it? Although rarely in a time of your choosing, Life provides what you ask of it. The bargain you strike is always honored.
“I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store;
For Life is just an employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have paid.”
― My Wage by Jessie B. Rittenhouse
Your life is only limited by the questions you ask.
Strike a grand bargain with Life. Ask prudent questions. Then have the courage to act on them.
🤔 Food for Thought:
Are you asking the right questions?
Are they bold and adventurous?
Or are they careless or hesitant?
⚙️ One Small Step:
If you feel the melancholy of discontent, ask a question of Life. And then another. Keep asking until you find the right one. Life will provide the answer, but you must be open to receiving it.