People get irritated when a child persists in asking why. It is, however, an exercise everyone should learn. We should treat “why” as a step ladder to better understanding. Never being satisfied with an answer demonstrates continued interest in the topic. In an election year, “why” is more than a crooked letter (the standard adult response to break a child’s continued questioning), it may be the way to ferret out a crooked political campaign.
Thursday, 16 August 2012