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The reasons we should keep asking “Why?” no matter how annoying it can be

– “Why mummy?”.

I hear this question at 8 am when she needs to wear her uniform and I hear the same question around 10 times more during the day until 7.30 pm when she asks me: “Why I need to go to sleep mummy?”. I was very annoyed by these infinite “Why” questions of my four-years-old daughter until I realized that I used to be that same little girl that would ask “Why?” for absolutely everything: why this and not that? why now and not later? why we should stop playing when we are having so much fun?

It is so important to ask questions, to try to understand and build your own perspective on different aspects of life. This curiosity is so precious that, no matter how tired I might be, I always try my best to answer her questions.

As you can imagine I don’t have the answers for many of her questions but I am trying to give her my perspective, to pass my ideas and to give her my advice if that is the case. And I do it because I want her to keep asking why (no matter how annoying it can be on my busy and chaotic life of a mother of 2).

I believe I am good at writing and creating content because I have asked so many “Whys” in my life; I have done so much research about different themes that, somehow, it became part of who I am. I am a curious person and I really appreciate the feeling of getting to know something, of understanding the reasons for this and not that. Somehow I am still that little girl asking “Why?” on a daily basis. Just like my 4-years-old.

The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing
Albert Einstein
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