I believe that the deeper I know the “why” behind my actions, the better I am at persevering through discomforts.  Not only that, but I also become better at enjoying transient pleasures without getting too attached to them.

To me, fully knowing the “why” is dependent on examining the evidence arising from my past actions, then exploring their implications with a critical eye, no matter how unpleasant or ennobling any of them may seem.


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    • Indeed! I think that it probably translates to humans being able to “bargain with the future.” Instead of constantly following immediate needs, we can create tools and strategies that improve our lot or solve problems. But that also translates to us being able to magnifying problems, because sometimes, we succumb to the pull of the collectively destructive, selfish “why”s.


  1. Why is a question that accompanies most humans since childhood, but has sometimes to be curbed. There are circumstances where you better stick to some rules, even when you can’t figure out the “why” or consider the “because” superfluous. There are tremendous amounts of examples of people not figuring out the “why’s” and thus making shortcuts with sometimes fatal consequences.

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    • I agree. The rules are there to propagate order and save us some computing. When boundaries are pushed and performance rises to the upper strata, however, I think understanding the “why” allows one to successfully bend rules or create new ones.


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