Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Back to Basics: the life cycle of a "why"

"But why?" "What is...?" - common question asked by kids. And parents have to quickly come up with a brief explanation that is easy to follow and understand.

Then, at schools, before entering a university, the same kids are assumed to know what meanings are hidden within a word. They get to interpret entire themes and write essays about that.

And at university, it is childhood all over again. In fact, it is a praised quality for a researcher to constantly ask "why". Nothing is taken for granted and seeking the answer to how things are actually constructed is a full time occupation. This time, the answers have references. 

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