Why we all should, simply ask it
Paul Ryan | January 12, 2017
There was a very proud moment in the Ryan household late last year when our 11-year-old son, Harry, was awarded the young communicator’s award at his school.
The speech, delivered to students, parents, and teachers at their end of year’s presentation evening was titled “the questions I’d like answered’.
In his speech, Harry said life is full of questions and whilst some questions are easy to answer, others aren’t, and for some questions, there appears to be no answer.
Harry then asked a question of his own “why do we even ask questions and how do we know the right questions to ask?"
His answered was, questions are important as they help us make better decisions and choices and asking questions help us find better solutions to our problems.
Simplyaskit evolved right up there on stage, in front of 300 people and a very proud family.
So what were the questions Harry would like answered?
He rattled off 10…. I will leave it up to him if ever he wants to share them…. I’m backing they may well change over time.
He did, however, challenge his old man with “what are the 10 questions you’d like answered?”
Well, here goes:
1. When will our national leaders prioritise leadership and action over self-preservation?
2. Is having Federal, State and Local Governments providing the modern leadership and decision making we are craving?
3. To help ease some of the pressure on housing and traffic congestion in Sydney, why not build a very fast train from Goulburn to Sydney or Maitland to Sydney?
4. Why are banks and other lenders subtly increasing interest rates when there has been no apparent increase in the cost of funds?
5. When with the banks and other lenders offer their existing customers the same discounted rates they offer new customers?
6. Why do 70% of home loan borrowers not know the interest rate on their home loan?
7. Who will come out of the pack and become the Uber of the real estate industry?
8. Why doesn’t financial literacy such as savings plans, credit scoring, personal finance, credit cards, interest rates, home loans, interest calculations and the value of money form an important component of the school curriculum?
9. Is this the year for the NSW Blues in the State of Origin?
10. Why is Matthew Wade Australia’s Wicket Keeper?
As Harry reinforced, if you have a question you’d like answered - simplyaskit