September 28 is Ask a Stupid Question Day, so what if “the hokey pokey really IS what it’s all about”?
During the 1980s, American teachers joined a movement to motivate their students to ask more questions. Teachers felt that students were often reluctant to speak up because other students might laugh at their questions.
Many people, both students and adults, have felt this way.
And we even announce that the question may be ridiculous with the preface, “This might be a stupid question, but…”
Teachers had been quick to realize that students were lacking curiosity and were reluctant to do research about their questions. At this point, Ask a Stupid Question began to take effect. Students were encouraged to ask the most stupid questions they could imagine. A day devoted to stupid questions thus promoted a safe place to ask questions without being laughed at by others.
With the success in the United States, the movement quickly traveled to the United Kingdom and India. According to dozens of websites, an example of stupid question might be ”What if the hokey pokey really IS what it’s all about?”
So, empty your brain of those stupid questions that have been swimming around in there for far too long. Without any hesitation, ask your stupid question!