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Am I Question or Answer?

Problem or (re)solution? (Part #1)


Introduction
Answer obsession?
Question or Answer?
Being in uncertainty vs Being in certainty
Qualities of answer constraining senses of identity
Sustaining uncertainty -- the uncollapsed waveform
Alternative framings of identity
Question projects
Theology of questions
Seven dimensional questioning
Question symbolism and metaphor
Problem vs solution?
Conclusion: a pattern of misunderstanding?
References

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Introduction

This is a reflection on the possibility that we may have been enculturated to associate our identities with an "answer" to a "question" such as "who am I". Identity may however be more fruitfully associated with the process of asking the question itself rather than with any answer to it.

Questions are readily defined as problematic, only to be relieved by satisfactory answers. This encourages avoidance of questions and fixation on answers -- possibly prematurely (cf Question Avoidance, Evasion, Aversion and Phobia: why we are unable to escape from traps, 2006 ). This pattern may also be significant in relation to a number of other terms essential to understandings of who we are -- and of who we can be.

to a number of other terms essential to understandings of who we are -- and of who we can be.