Larry King, who has made his living speaking to people as a television talk show host, believes that asking questions is the secret of good conversation. He says...
"I'm curious about everything, and if I'm at a party, I often ask my favorite question: "Why?" If a man tells me he and his family are moving to another city: "Why?" A woman is changing jobs: "Why?" Someone roots for the Mets: "Why?"
On my television show, I probably use this word more than any other. It's the greatest question ever asked, and it always will be. And it is certainly the surest way of keeping a conversation lively and interesting."
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