I have always questioned the things around me – what, how, when, who and where. My favourite is always why, though.
(As a kid, however, this quality of myself made me very difficult and annoying to raise. I used to get reprimanded for wanting to know so much so young. Strange how this thing just wouldn’t go away.)
I think as adults, we do not really ask this enough. It is simply easier to dismiss something that seems foreign to us and outside of our graduate degree.
I wouldn’t say that we stopped being curious, but we just seldom use that muscle anymore. Not as much, anyway.
We are too busy fighting to survive – paying the bills on time, preparing for a wedding, rushing for a promotion, clearing the workload and chasing trends to fit in.
Sometimes a question might pop up but we shelve it for another time (that might never come.)
And that is no one’s mistake. Somehow we got put in a world where this is more important than acknowledging every one of our own species, challenging this system that whoever created and going back to basics – respect, kindness and understanding.
Anyway, I started thinking of concepts that are too open-ended for my own good. And somehow, even though we like to belong to the big ideas, we don’t think about them enough.
- “The right time”
- Numbers – the struggle for perfection
- The soul in someone’s eyes
- The combination of DNA
- Ancestors and where we are from
- An appearance of the black hole
- How we are, essentially, animals
- What exactly is a name
The list is non-exhaustive, but I thought I’d just share what have been on my mind recently. Sounds very pretentious, I know.
But these things are more tangible and real than you might think. They are everywhere!
Anyone has a take on anything? Getting opinions would be interesting! Or it might make good conversation… Maybe.