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The Most Popular Questions We Ask Google to Learn How to Human Better

Questions are powerful. Most often, whether or not we find the answers we seek in life will depend on if we start by asking the right question. With the technology of search engines, we have an infinite number of questions we can ask and an equal amount of answers to discover. With endless possibilities, I wondered, "What do we as humans want to know most?" So I asked Google and what I found was intriguing, but unsurprising.

Here are the top ten most searched "how to" questions:

  1. how to tie a tie

  2. how to kiss

  3. how to get pregnant

  4. how to lose weight

  5. how to draw

  6. how to make money

  7. how to make pancakes

  8. how to write a cover letter

  9. how to make french toast

  10. how to lose belly fat

The list itself is interesting enough, but analyzing it sheds a light into the magic and mystery of being human.

First, I'd be remiss not to acknowledge that pancakes AND french toast made the top ten. Incredible. Second, and definitely more surprisingly, the questions on this list are the same questions people have been asking for millennia. You may say, "We haven't had cover letters for thousands of years?" Sure, but that's not really what they're asking, is it?

I think about the middle schooler attending his 8th grade graduation, unsure of what a double Windsor is. I envision a girl self-conscious of her body, seeking ways to help her clothes fit better. I picture a college graduate applying for their first "real" job.

Life is never-ending game of asking questions, finding answers, and asking more questions. Never forget, what we ask determines what we find.


Next time you open Google to ask it something, ask a human in your life first.


What are you asking?


“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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