This question isn’t asked nearly often enough. Instead, too much is being taken at face value, yielding to the twin sins of benefit of the doubt & best of intentions. The consequences become broken expectations & unintentional precedence.
Not asking why, instead answering yes, creates overcommitment. Silence is the best response that allows for reflection through to better second thoughts. Reactions yield to responses. Reactions are the path to burnout.
It is okay to slow down the speed of thought to the speed of critical thinking.
Seth Godin has a quick post titled Why Ask Why? All questions without answers. There is only one answer to the question. That answer is ‘to understand.’
Why was this blog written? To explore the reason & purpose for asking the right question.
Why is asking why the right question? Because this question will lead to understanding.
Why do I seek to understand? Reasons, interpretations, & perspectives.
Why? Because there is a butterfly over the Pacific and it caused flooding in Great Britain.