My kids just recently turned five.
Over the past few months they’ve entered into the phase all parents get annoyed by.
At the mention of anything, they simply have one question, Why?
Typically my response is, “I don’t know”, or “it doesn’t matter-just do it!”. But occasionally I give them an answer. Guess what they’re next question is? Why? Providing them with another answer, prompts yet another attempt for clarification-Why?
Children are far wiser then we know. We often have the answer and the process down at a young age, but as we get older and learn “how things are done”, and learn how the world often responds to those seeking the truth, we keep quiet. We stop asking Why.
We accept the status quo as the way things should be.
We should constantly be asking ourselves, “Why”.
- Why is my calendar full of all these meetings?
- Why I am doing this?
- What am I doing it-this way?
- Why do I feel burnt out?
- Why do I put myself through this?
Take the time and ask the question Why, in as many areas of your life that you can.
PS, these are great books on the subjects
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