Written by: Jehan Daal
When a kid reaches the age of three it starts to ask the “but why?” question. It seems like a never ending conversation, that can drive you completely nuts. Not to worry, it is just a phase that they are going through. I’m am pretty sure that someone said that to my parents. They probably found some kind of comfort in it, not knowing yet that this was a different kid. Somehow I never fully quit the ‘but why?’ phase. Or perhaps it is still the phase that I am going through ha ha.
I remember secondary school. Sometimes I got frustrated because things were like that, because they just were. Huh? But why on earth was that the case? Every now and then I asked my friend about history and she shrugged. She hated the subject. “Do not worry about it too much, just learn what you have to in order to pass the test.” There were times that I could not wrap my head around it.
A funny fact is that my boyfriend during university is also a ‘but why’ person. I discovered that later. Somehow it drove me crazy when he applied that on me and my feelings. It made me cranky and almost wanting to scream something I would never say. Only in order to shock him. “But why?” You probably wonder. Well let me tease you and not answer that question.
A couple of days ago I watched a documentary about Stromae. The kind of documentary that gives answers to my “but why” questions. Whoot, whoot! Unnecessary to tell you that I enjoyed watching it. Turned out that is he is also a member of the “but why” club! Yeah!
He told about all the questions and issues he had in his head. How he likes to observe others and uses their situations as an inspiration to write his lyrics. It was so inspiring and refreshing!
So here comes my question: are you a ‘but why?’ person just like me or totally the opposite? The opposite? But why? 😉