Part I may have suggested I don’t like getting questions about Europe. That wouldn’t be true. It shows people are interested and willing to look behind what they know. Imagine how scary things would be if they either didn’t want to know anything besides their own ways, or even worse, start telling me about Dutch culture without any factual knowledge whatsoever (I’m talking to you, mr. Santorum!). No, I do in fact like the questions that show people are interested and would want me to tell them. I like to ask a lot of questions whenever I meet people and have both the time and the feeling they can tell me something.
I think questions are the way to a better understanding of the world. Some people say there isn’t such a thing as dumb questions. I disagree. What I do think is that asking a dumb question will never make you a dumber person. Not asking the questions would be preventing you to gain knowledge on a topic you clearly have to develop in. I used the word ignorance last time, but in the comments realized how ignorance has a negative connotation. When people simply don’t know, they should ask questions (and read this blog). Ignorant people wouldn’t ask the question, would they? In that light, I’ll keep answering any question.
Knowing I’ll answer anything: what would you like to know about the Netherlands?