Monthly Archives: July 2015

Why?

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Portrait of a baby with a curious expression!

I have become convinced that “Why?” is the essential question.  It should be the first utterance when we are confronted with an unfamiliar or disconcerting idea because it is the first step toward constructive dialogue and mutual understanding rather than polarizing assertions.  But more fundamentally, asking “Why?” is like the first thrust of the spade as one begins to uncover the assumptions that lie at the root of an idea or opinion before eventually exposing the narrative that frames that individual’s experience. Read more