Does this answer your question?

I love questions. I ask many of them. I also love being asked questions. Questions lead to thoughts, and thoughts lead to epiphanies.

However, there is an expectation problem when people answer questions. Sometimes people think they answered the question, but the person asking the question is still confused.

That’s why I like ending up my answers – most of the time – with an important question: Does this answer your question?

You will be surprised by how many times you didn’t actually answer but the person wasn’t expressing their confusion, misunderstanding, or disinterest. Try it.