Yup. I made a good living for more than three decades because I would answer stupid questions.

I recently had a good example of why you should. A friend made a typo in a FB post and “corrected” it in another comment. I told him that he could edit his original comment. He insisted that his Galaxy phone could not, so I quickly googled a link that told him how to do it.

Is it a stupid question because he could have googled it himself? Maybe, but your search will almost certainly talk about Android, not Galaxy. My friend may not realize that he is using an Android operating system.

I supported my family for years answering questions that might have been a little more difficult, but the people asking lacked little snippets of knowledge that would have helped them.

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