Why do we have to care how we park and not just bang our way, and a few parked cars, into the parking spot?
Why shouldn’t we pick the last piece in the dish (especially on a first date, or a formal dinner)?
Why do we have to put sugar in the sugar bowl and not salt and surprise our grandma who likes her tea with three spoonfuls?
Why can’t we make a prank call to our president, just to tease him about his funny ears?
Why can’t we have business companies with negative names, like, Risky Banking System, The Cavity Carver, and The Fat Gruyere?
Why can’t we point at someone who has left his fly open?
Why can’t we openly laugh at a fat woman wearing a mini and heels in a food store?
Why do we have to be scared of death?
Why do we have to call our mistakes “experiences”?
Why isn’t there a museum of human beings, where people can witness what constituted good and evil throughout the centuries? Because the definition of good and evil did differ throughout centuries, you know.
Why is history different in books with different origin and language?
Why can’t we tell our aunt that her mouth smells bad and that’s why we don’t want to be kissed at all?
Why do we have to slow down to pedestrians when they can run across away from the coming cars?
Why can’t we go to our political leaders any time we want and ask them what they plan to do today?
Why should we believe what our teachers say or what books say about anything if we haven’t tested it ourselves?
Why can’t we try professions for a day before we decide what we really want to do? For example – fire fighting.
Why are we disgusted at the thought of eating worms and not when eating shrimps?
Why are we disgusted with rats when Mickey Mouse is exactly that?
Why do parents let their kids watch Barney when Barney is misleading because there’s nothing like Barney in the real world?
Why didn’t I know more about Hugo’s poems and his philanthropy, but I knew only about the Miserables? That takes me to the school question – why do we take for granted what we’re told in school?
Why have the British been such a great colonialist?
Why are they still worth admiring today – is it their long-kept traditions, their loyalty and principles, their accuracy and precision?
Why are the Swiss allowed to be…Swiss – unallied, unconnected, unshared?
Why no wars ever took place on the North American continent (except for the Civil…fine)?
Why do we oppose Freud’s theory that reason pretty much serves our genitalia?
Why do we have to explain what we feel?
Why can’t we fight for what we think?
Why kids don’t like reading anymore?
Why can’t I understand where today’s “image” culture will take our society? If the oral culture kept close and strong bonds between small circles of people, if the written culture segregated people, created Protestantism and outcasted the illiterate ones, if the digital culture creates image favouritism over the written word (reason, rhetoric), what will become of its children?
Why do kids ask so many “whys” when they’re young and none at all when they grow up?
I’ll remember to never say “stop asking me” to my kids.
Because curiosity must never die.
Even if we never have the chance to find all the answers.