September 28th Ask A Stupid Question Day

This day was created by teachers in the 1980’s because they were asked so many stupid questions. The idea was to gather all the stupid questions into one day so that they could give back stupid answers without feeling guilty. But if you think about it, a stupid question is generally not something one plans. Or as Forest Gump said, “Stupid is as stupid does”. Even smart people occasionally ask stupid questions. So which is more stupid, asking a stupid question or planning a day for stupid questions?

How to celebrate – Save up your stupid questions for today. You are permitted to give a stupid answer, but only today. Stop and ask for directions to someplace stupid, like Sesame Street.


September 28th National Ask A Stupid Question Day

Is there a stupid question that can be asked? Well, maybe… asking if there is a stupid question one can ask! The only way one can learn is by asking, and what may seem less intelligent to those of us that have experienced the subject of the question to someone who hasn’t, it’s not stupid at all.


The day was actually created back in the 1980’s by teachers. Why? Well that is probably a stupid question… because we all know we learn more by asking than just waiting around to hear the answer to our question that may never come. So ask, maybe you lose a little pride, but who cares, if you learn for the next time then you can answer someone’s stupid question!


As Forrest Gump put it, “Stupid is as stupid does”. It is so true! Not knowing an answer and not trying to find out the answer is the only stupid thing one can do. In all honesty, I have learned more myself by having to find out the answer to something someone asked me.

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So raise your hands and ask those questions! Or join the Society for Stupid People, because if you don’t ask, you will be one of them. Just ask any woman who is with a man who is lost and won’t ask for directions. The answer is, stay lost then!

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How to celebrate – Go ahead, ask that question you’ve always been afraid to ask. Encourage children around you to ask questions. Realize that when you get that answer to your stupid question, you aren’t stupid anymore.