The Curious “Why?” is different from the Judgmental “Why?”.
The Judgmental “Why?” is used when someone wants to differentiate between what you are doing and what they would be doing if they were in your situation. With the implication, of course, that the way that they would be doing it is better, and, in fact, you would be much better off if you stopped what you were doing right now and did it their way.
This Judgmental “Why?” is the reason why many people shy away from asking “Why?” too much, especially of themselves. They don’t know that there is another “Why?” out there just waiting to be used.
The Curious “Why?” is a totally different breed of question. The Curious “Why?” does not aim to judge, but aims to gather more knowledge.
And, it’s perfect for gathering more knowledge about yourself and the world you live in.
If you can become better acquainted with the Curious “Why?” a whole world of knowledge opens up to you. This “Why?” can be your best friend, and not a critical parent.
The next time you feel the word “Why?” about to form in your mouth, make sure you have grabbed the right one. The Judgmental “Why?” will want to burst right through your teeth, but the Curious “Why” will be waiting patiently for you to give it the sign.
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