also the one you don’t ask enough…
Have you been around 3 or 5 year old kids or are a parent of one?
If yes, then you would observe something interesting. They are compulsive Why’ers or atleast most of them start out that way.
That is, all 5-year olds ask one question, again and again and again.
I tell her not to eat chocolates, her response: why papa?
Other day we were all watching a 🎥 together and an actress was crying 😭, she asked, why is she crying? I
We had to stop at the red light, and while we wait, she fired her why weapon a few times.
Why was the car red?
Why are so many folks on the road?
Why were there pot holes on the road? She answered this as well, saying I think they didn’t construct it properly🤣
I told her not to touch power sockets and her response was, you guessed it, why Papa?
The curiosity of a kid is wonderful (for the kind of questions) and torturous (because you know you will not have answers) at the same time.
While the inevitable institutionalisation (schooling & society) is likely to drive out some of the curiosity out of every child, it may not be too late for us to stop.
Take a step back.
And ask why, more often than we presently do.
After all, accomplished author and speak Simon Sinek became world famous, pivoted his career and had the breakthrough insight to Start With Why
Or if you are still wondering why should you still worry about why! Here’s Taiichi Ohno the father of Toyota production system.
German philospher, Friedrich Nietzsche had this to say:
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
If you are still not convinced, here’s another quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson an American philospher and essayist to ponder upon especially if you (like me) are working for a boss and might be one someday.
The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who knows why will always be his boss.
Besides, he (she in this case) who has the last why also has the last laugh