Intent, or context is always relevant. It can cause an answer to go off into an entirely different direction.
For example, if I “m asked:
Is this appropriate to wear for dinner?
And I “m mentally adding “To a restaurant in Las Vegas”, the answer would be “Of course, yes, its great.”
If the context is:
To a black tie event…
To a restaurant in Saudi Arabia…
To anywhere in Alaska in the Winter…
The answer is… no, no, no.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Why-do-people-care-so-much-about-the-intent-of-the-question-asker-on-Quora
Originally Posted On: 2016-08-07