Why Karen Carpenter Matters

I’m on the top of the world… Those words take me back in time. Read about why Karen Carpenter Matters by Karen Tongson.

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Karen Tongson | Why Karen Carpenter Matters | University of Texas Press | May 2019 | 20 minutes (4,070 words)

Maria Katindig-Dykes and her husband, Jimmie Dykes, had finished a six-month stint at the Hyatt Regency in Singapore and were about to wrap up a six-month residency at the Playboy Jazz Club at Silahis International Hotel in Manila when a telegram appeared under the door early one morning in our Manila suite. It was for Jimmie: MOTHER ILL. CALL HOME. It was sent by his older brother Lee.

My dad called home to find out that his mother, Marion Dykes — the woman who sternly scattered the kids taunting me on the lawn during my first visit to Riverside, California; the woman who plied me with my very first taste of stewed tomatoes — was dying of brain cancer. It was late January 1983, and we made our preparations…

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Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said;
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Do you judge a person by his questions or his answers? [with video]

ask-blackboard-356079Isn’t that an interesting idea? I got the idea from Voltaire who said to:

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.

Really the whole questions thing came to me because of the book I happened to be reading: A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas. It was all about questions and why questions are more important than answers.

This is the book trailer for Warren Berger’s book, A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas. 

You can learn more about the book at http://amorebeautifulquestion.com.

Did you know that questions are more important than answers?

They are. Questions allow for inquiry, they are like open doors. Inviting you to come in. To seek. To experiment. To be curious.

Answers are more like closed doors. They stop you from going out or coming in. And they are metaphorically closures. They put an end to inquiry.

Which would you prefer? A question or an answer? Which would be more exciting? Producing questions or answers?

Okay, that is enough questions from me.

Here are some quotations on questions and questioning

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“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he’s one who asks the right questions.”
~Claude Lévi-Strauss 

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“Indeed, the only truly serious questions are ones that even a child can formulate. Only the most naïve of questions are truly serious. They are the questions with no answers. A question with no answer is a barrier that cannot be breached. In other words, it is questions with no answers that set the limit of human possibilities, describe the boundaries of human existence.”
~Milan Kundera in The Unbearable

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“At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will become.”
~Leo Babauta

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“Which would you rather be if you had the choice–divinely beautiful
or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?”
~L.M. Montgomery in Anne of Green Gables

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“The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.”
~John Fowles in The Magus

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“To ask the ‘right’ question is far more important than to receive the answer. The solution of a problem lies in the understanding of the problem; the answer is not outside the problem, it is in the problem.”
~Jiddu Krishnamurti in The Flight of the Eagle

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“An empowered life begins with serious personal questions about oneself.
Those answers bare the seeds of success.”
~Steve Maraboli in
Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

So what do you think? Share your thoughts with me.

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The Smallest Investments that Yield the Biggest Returns — Leadership Freak

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If you could improve something that matters to you in three minutes a day would you do it? Small investments make a huge difference. Hugging: We’re doing a hugging experiment in our home. I’ve been hugging my wife for one minute. Three times a day I set the timer on my phone for one minute […]

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