by Mitch Kuhn
Why? It is such a small word that asks a very deep question. As we go through our lives, we experience so many different things, such as pain, pleasure, happiness, sadness, joy, sorrow and so on. At some point everyone needs to ask the question, why? Why is this happening to me? Why am I here? What is the point of all of this?
Theologians, philosophers, and common people have all asked these questions for centuries. Understanding the reason for doing something is such a key part of motivation. Parents often tell their children to do this or that because “I said so”. The child has no understanding, they just obey because they are told and under authority. At some point, the child wants to know why. It is vitally important that children learn “why” so they can mature and become wise.
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