Student: Is there a key to solving problems?
Teacher: There are no problems, there are only healthy questions. That’s the key!
Student: What do you mean?
Teacher: I mean that people who live joyfully and successfully have learned how to ask healthy questions to solve those dilemmas that confront them. They see problems as questions that are yet to be answered. They do not call them problems; they do not whine about them, nor do they ask unhealthy questions like, “What’s lousy about this?” They ask themselves healthy questions that have them focus on answers; questions like, “What can I learn from this, and what would be a first great step toward resolving this matter?”
Student: You make it sound like questions can be more important than answers.
Teacher: Questions are more important than answers; they set your attitude and mood which has everything to do with how you handle life’s challenges.