Is why the first question we ask as a child? Do we continue to ask why as we grow older? Do we ask it more or less as we get older? Do we ask it less because we are less curious or because we know more? Do we ask it more because more knowledge and more experience lead to more questions? Is there a change in the intensity of our desire to know or learn about “things”? Is it a matter of diminishing curiosity? Does our interest move to how?
Can asking why come across as judgmental or challenging?
“Why? It is the easiest question to ask and the hardest question to answer.”
― J.R. Rim
Do you ever wonder why you did something or made a particular decision? Can asking why, in that context, lead to second guessing. Can it lead to trying to relive the past or carrying excess baggage that distracts from a focus on the present moment? Does asking why in a pro-active manner, before making a decision, help us to examine our motives for a decision?
Are you a believer in the why ask why mindset? Why do we ask why? Is “why not” an appropriate response to “why”?
How do you use the “why” question? Is it a pro-active filter for decision making? Is it a reflective perspective for analyzing past actions and decisions? Can you use it to focus on the present moment and direct your attention to what is important? Would you consider why a complex question?