The Never-Ending Curiosity of a 5-Year Old: Why, How? What? and Why?

Why?

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My brain is like a 5-year old, and up until recently, it was like an over-caffeinated 5-year old without a chance to get outside and run around on the playground. I find myself fixated on the WHY question, as well as the WHAT and the HOW, and I can’t help but wonder, about, well, everything.

In no particular order, questions that dart in and out of my mind:

Writing, Documentation, Blogging

  • Why do you write?
  • Why is this interesting?
  • Why do you want to say something?
  • What are you trying to do?
  • How do you feel when you write?

Facebook

  • Why do you log on?
  • What do you want to achieve?
  • What are you looking for?
  • What do you see?
  • Why do you post something?
  • How does it make you feel?
  • Do you feel better or worse when you go online?
  • Is this helping what you want to do?

Work, Clients, Professionalism

  • Why are these projects important?
  • Who pays us?
  • When will this change?
  • Do you like this part of it? Why not?
  • Why does the system work like this?
  • Why do I have fears and insecurities?
  • Why am I procrastinating on somethings, and not others?
  • How am I doing?
  • How can I be better?
  • Is what I’m doing enough?
  • Do I understand what I’m doing?
  • Why am I bored?
  • Why am I overwhelmed?
  • What do I want?

Money

  • Why do I need it?
  • How much of it do I need?
  • Do I really need it?
  • Why do we develop strange relationships with money?
  • Is it finite?
  • How much time should I spend thinking about it?
  • What am I doing wrong?
  • How can I be better?
  • How is it possible to be so terrible with it?
  • Why do I spend money the way that I do?
  • What are my goals?
  • What tiny changes could I make to make really big long-term changes?
Cities, Landscapes, Architecture
  • How did this get this way?
  • What are we overlooking? What aren’t we seeing?
  • Are we racing towards a strange and precarious future?
  • Can I make anything different?
  • How will we change the patterns of the world?
  • What do people really care about?
  • Why did the American Dream start, and is it doing us any good?
  • What is the future of cities?
  • What about the future of people?

This is the rattled, frenetic brain of mine, on only a few of the many topics I like to think about. I keep asking Why, Why, Why, and I’m just wondering …

Why?

  • Why do you do what you do?
  • Why do you behave in certain ways?
  • Who is making the decisions?
  • What do you feel like?
  • How are you changing and growing?
  • How will you make a difference?

How often do you stop and wonder?

There’s no answer to this post. Just curious, insatiable questions.


 

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