One of my favorite blogs is over at Lifehacker. Recently they had an article on how to be a creative genius. My favorite part is the idea that one of the keys to creativity is to ask questions. Here are some of their ideas mixed with mine as well. Questions are the root of all knowledge and creativity. By continually asking questions about the world around us, we fuel our creative fire. Great minds are those that have asked the greatest questions. Leonardo da Vinci asked such questions as: “Why does the thunder last a longer time than that which causes it?” and “Why is the sky blue?” Socrates asked such questions as: * “What is wisdom?” * “What is piety?” * “What is beauty?” As a young boy, Albert Einstein asked himself, “What would it be like to run beside a light beam at the speed of light?” A number of inventions have been created by asking one simple question… “What if…..?” By asking questions we increase our level of consciousness and our perspective of the world. And on top of it all, asking questions can make one into a great conversationalist. (see Dale Carnegie’s ideas).