I was texting a friend of mine yesterday and I asked him a question. Instead of giving me an answer, he replied with a link: http://giyf.com
I laughed because apparently he thought I asked a stupid question and I should just Google it. But, when I asked that question, was I really trying to ask a stupid question or was I after something else? Whatever the reason, he didn’t want to explain the matter to me, so, instead of getting an answer I just moved on and forgot about it. I never got my answer.
Why didn’t I just went ahead and Google the damn thing? Well, here’s the thing. The thing is, I did want an answer, but not by using Google. I wanted someone to explain it to me. Weird huh? What’s the difference between Google and someone explaining you ask.
And I ask, what if everyone just used Google when they had questions? What if, nobody asked questions again? You’re a Doctor and you’re having lunch with your lawyer friend. Something’s been bothering him, something medical. And you’re specialist but instead of asking you, he uses Google. Does that sound right?
When if kids used Google instead of asking questions? “Dad, why is the sky blue” Son, Google is your friend, ask him. “Mom, why does dad have a beard and I don’t?” Google boy, Google. Sometimes the questions are stupid sometimes they’re intelligent but whatever kind of question it is, if it’s asked, it means the person wants an answer given by another human being.
So, next time someone asks you a question, be glad that there’s someone who wants to have a conversation with you and answer them instead of doing what was to me.
Google is really everyone’s friend because it’s awesome, it gives answers but sometimes I just want to have a nice little conversation going even if I have to ask a stupid question to achieve that.