"What do you want?" is the kind of question that leads the conversation to another question or even to an infinity of questions once it is answered.
"What do you want me to do to make you feel better?" is the kind of question that will make you wonder if the person really cares for you or just want to get things over and done with. Of course, you may argue that it depends on context. Yes, it does.
"What do you want to happen?" is that kind of question that will make you question your own answer. It is something that you really want or are the words that come out of your mouth different from what is in your heart?
"Can I give you a hug?" is the kind of question that can make you cry in an instant, especially when you are trying so hard to keep yourself from falling into pieces.
"Can we start over?" is the kind of question that either makes you believe in a second chance or in the saying "enough is enough," I still believe that everyone deserves a second chance, a clean slate in which one can rebuild his or her life without having to use the old crumbled foundation. However, I
also believe that forgiveness is different from a second chance. Yes, you can forgive (and you should if you want to live a lighter life) but you should know your limits. As Leann Rimes so musically state it, "Shame on you if you fool me once, shame on me if you fool me twice". Hence, you better make sure that the second chance you give or is given to you be used for a wise, good purpose and not to make the same stupid mistake again.
There are so many questions in life. There are questions that can make you cry, there are questions you rather not answer, and then there are those questions that leaves you somewhere in the past, present, and future.
There are so many answers to questions in life. Answers are important, but now, just today, I have realized that asking the right question is as important as giving a wise retort.
How can we know if we are asking the right question? Truly, there is no way of saying, and it depends on the situation you are in. However, maybe, just maybe, the right or kind questions are those that need nothing more than a word, a yes or a no, for an answer.
If you think of it, that will really be the end of conversation should the person asking accept the answer without demanding any more reasons, and without the other party having to make excuses.
Simple, right? Well, on second thought, maybe not. This is life after all, and there are certain aspects of it that did, is not, or will never make sense to humans, like you and me.