***ATTENTION*** This is in my Think Tank collection. It's not necessarily meant for anyone, but instead is a place to dump my annoying thoughts. Basically, I stand on a soap box and rant to myself. I'm sorry, but I honestly don't care if you like what goes on in my Think Tank or not, but please feel free to comment on stuff! If I don't like your comment, I will kindly pretend that it doesn't exist. :) ===== Why everything... we dare to question human motives with this one some question... we dig into humans minds with this question... and yet we don't treat it like it should be treated. Why is such a daring question, but we don't respect that and so we just pass over it. Just another one of the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How stuff that were fed all day every day. No one cares if the question should be sacred... *sigh* It is an extremely personal and private question, allowing the person to dig deeper and gain so much more knowledge about another person. I mean... we make it so easy to ask why. It's like asking what the password for your mind is. Once you understand why, one can understand another's mindset so easily. You will have a deeper understanding of that person.
Example without why:
Person A: "You've killed so many people... you must be a terrible human." Person B: "I feel like one most days..."
Example with why:
Person A: "You've killed so many people... why?" Person B: "Though I don't enjoy taking human lives, I must fight for the freedom of my country... I have loved ones who count on me. I must protect them..."
You see!?! You see what I'm getting at!?! It's the key to one's mindset! Their frame of mind! The very reason of their actions! It's a profound question!!! Yet the general public doesn't see it that way! Which makes it so EASY for people like me! I can ask why to anyone I want, and they don't think twice! They just answer it, and don't understand that they have given me a higher understanding of them!
I find it entertaining to introduce myself as a mind hacker to new friends. The look on their faces when I predict everything they do. It's so... so... never mind. All I need to do is ask why a few times, and its easy to tell what kind of person they are, and I can even sometimes predict what happened to them in their childhood (ex. adopted, divorced parents, parent died, low income family, etc.) just by they act and how they answer why. It makes it too easy.
I mean... we really should be more careful when answering such a profound and important question... answer in detail... ask yourself why at least twice.
Asking why once:
Person A: Why did you enjoy your steak and potatoes sir? Person B: Because it was yummy.
Asking why twice:
Person A: Why did you enjoy your steak and potatoes sir? Person B: Because it was yummy. Person A: Why was it yummy? Person B: The steak was super juicy, and grilled to perfection. The mashed potatoes were creamy and the gravy topping was of the highest quality I have had in a while.
See where I'm going with this? Seriously... people just let me understand them far more that they had originally hoped for. Then I start flinging predictions at them, and I never see them again because I understand them all too well. It's hard to do online, but so easy in real life. You get to see the other person squirm, or get more on edge, or tense up. It all reveals information about that person.
Why. It's a good tool to understand people more. Once you understand the motives, you understand the human... It can be a good thing, and will help you give comfort, or you could use it as a weapon to destroy the person. Just be careful about how you answer why. ===== ***ATTENTION*** This is in my Think Tank collection. It's not necessarily meant for anyone, but instead is a place to dump my annoying thoughts. Basically, I stand on a soap box and rant to myself. I'm sorry, but I honestly don't care if you like what goes on in my Think Tank or not, but please feel free to comment on stuff! If I don't like your comment, I will kindly pretend that it doesn't exist. :)