Thursday, February 10, 2005

Why?

Its a little late in the night, as I sit down to right this. And the first thought that comes to my mind- WHY?

Its a funny question! This friend of mine, (I will call all my friends pappu here, for anonymity's sake), proposed this very beautiful girl. "I love you", he gushed! "Why?", was her response. Kids often say- I want to be a Kurt Cobain, or a Sachin Tendulkar. The moment they grow up, their parents ask- Why? Why can't you have a more normal choice of career? Kids retort- Why do you have such a narrow view of a career?

The best answer to a Why is a Why! you may ask Why? Even I dont know why!! but what I have seen over the years is that a Why is never satisfactorily answered using a because, what, where, how!! the series of Why is an infinite sequence unless another Why clause is added to end the loop!

The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind
the answer is blowing in the wind.....

Another example of why neutralizing why is this famous incident- Roughly 40 years ago Robert F. Kennedy eloquently argued for idealism in a time of great conflict. He said, “Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not." Speechless! right?(you may want to ask yourself- Why?)



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