Asking questions is an important skill that we all need. It takes confidence, preparation, and a curious mind to ask questions.
Reflecting on the college and work environments in Kathmandu that I have been part of, most individuals do not ask questions. It could be the same scenario for most of Nepal. I pondered what could be the reasons for this. Some reasons could be:
-An educational system that does not facilitate or encourage asking questions
-Workplaces that does not facilitate or encourage asking questions
-Nepalese culture of respect and obedience to teachers/elders/seniors
-Not enough time given or information provided beforehand to students/professionals to prepare questions
-Sometimes a “negative” perception of those who do ask a lot of questions
There could be other reasons as well. I would love to hear your thoughts on why students and professionals in Nepal do not ask a lot of questions. Do share.