What is the difference between a good question and a bad question?

“What is the difference between a good question and a bad question?”

It depends on who is answering. Usually it’s a “bad question” when someone can’t answer it without calling it a bad question first.

When I call something a bad question, I sometimes try to rewrite it a few different ways, or substitute other words and answer a question that I *can* answer. Or if I’m really stuck, I’ll ask it to be rephrased.

It’s a “good question” when they *can* answer it – or it makes them pause and they take a moment to think and reflect.

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