We live in the Too-Much-Information Age, when it seems like the more information we have, the less we can find or develop informed opinion, context and knowledge.
The path to openness, to the teshuva we truly, deeply seek, begins with asking better questions, bigger questions.
Questions become gateways to new reading, to new understanding. The questions of the seder express the rebirth and renewal of the spring. But not all questions lead to this kind of experience.
Conforming has gotten a bad rap of late. Well, not really of late. More like of the last few hundred years.