The Logic of Evaluation
Along with questions there are answers, most questions must be evaluated before arriving to those answers. Usually when I am asking a question I go through a mental process of evaluating the question at hand before giving what I considered to be the most accurate answer.
The purpose of my evaluation of the question is to rule out the other possible answers. Is evaluation the key to giving the, or getting the, correct answer, not always. However with evaluation of the question you can get more accurate account of what is being asked and how you can break it down to come up with the most correct answer.
Evaluation is not only a mental process in which you as an individual deals with internal feelings also be obtained through the outside collection of data, observations, and your own or others personal experiences. With all of this working for you in the process of evaluation your answer will be more accurate than if you were to guess without the evaluation of the question. One sunny day on vacation in Denver Colorado I was looking for a laundry mat. I had been driving around for some time with no luck. I pulled into a Circle K and asked the gas boy where one was located. He pointed and said five minutes that way. He had failed to use the evaluation process to answer my question. This evaluated answer that he should have given would include my data on travel as well as his personal experience of getting there himself. Evaluation is the heart of every question because without it your answer may not be as clear, precise or even relevant to the question. Evaluation can be lengthy at times when a simple guess is all that is required to get the ?job? done. If all you are interested in is getting an answer of any sort why bother asking the question. Without careful evaluation of the questions being asked our need to strive for more would not be met in the sense that we were not taking the question seriously enough to take the time to evaluate for the most accurate answer. Spontaneity is good and fun but not when there is question or doubt. I would rather be a fool for five minutes asking a question than a fool for life not knowing the answer.