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What a powerful word? Have you ever sat and wondered why? Why what? Why anything silly! =P

 

You dont get it yet!

 

WHY?

 

I'm in love with why.

 

Why me?

 

Is it because I have a hunger for knowledge?

 

Maybe I am a doubter, or plain old negative Nancy!

 

Maybe like a young child I just don't know!

 

Who Knows?

 

Maybe Who does know, but he aint saying!

 

Why Who?

 

Maybe this is getting a little too deep!

 

Then again maybe we haven't gone deep enough.

 

Why?

 

Why the heck not? That's what I say. Why not ask why?

 

Is it silly? Does it make me weak or less equitabl to ask why?

 

Maybe why isn't the question at all, but why not?

 

That's what I said. Right?

 

Why?

 white question mark on black background

Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

David you bring up an interesting point. When we are asked why, we could just say because I said so, or we can take the conversation deeper. I think it takes a person with patience and understanding to bring that conversation to an educational conclusion.

 

I knew it was coming Robert. Because why? =D

 

Adrian why can mean so many things, but at its root it means we want to learn. Right? I think we could all embrace the why a little bit more.

 

Isn't it funny how life often turns the tables on us. I'm glad you're not taking the because I said so route. We all heard it as children, and it never seemed to satisfy our curiosity. Thanks Cindy.

Kristine even though I answer a ton of whys and hows, it never gets boring. I see a desire to learn in others that needs to be satisfied, and I look to do exactly that. We are all explorers at heart. We are exploring our limits and boundaries our abilities and relationships. We need why to keep progressing. It sounds to me like your son is already exploring his heart out Kristine. I know you will continue to provide the answers until the whys stop. Lets hope that day never comes.

 

Mar 24, 2011 07:45 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Why did you write this post?

Mar 24, 2011 12:06 PM
Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

That is a great question Sussie. I wrote this post to get people thinking introspectively. I want people to have a good quite think about the word why. I want them to question things internally and grow from what they learn. I would like to see more people passionately exploring their limits, much the same way a two year old does. I feel it is important for us to not only ask why, but to follow it up with a why not.

Mar 24, 2011 12:11 PM
Markita Woods NMLS#196099
Fairway Independent Mortgage Inc. - Woodbridge, VA
Queen of Mortgages - FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA

Because was my first thought as I have days full of "why mommy" quite often. Nonetheless I would rather start saying why not (just not to the 3 year old). If there is a will there is a way!

Mar 24, 2011 02:05 PM
R. Dwelling
Roaring Branch, PA

It's always good to ask questions.  That's what helps us to discover more about ourselves and the world around us.

Mar 24, 2011 02:48 PM
Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

Markita as always it is a pleasure to see you. I agree it is probably not a good idea to say why not to a three yr. old too often.

 

I agree 100% R. The more questions we ask, the more we will discover. Thanks for embracing the power of why.

Mar 24, 2011 05:05 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Just booked my car for a week starting April 2 - the first step in coming to RainCamp. I am not much worried about where I'd stay because I have many many many friends in NJ - and in worst case..casinos...

So, now it is 75-25 for coming to AC for RC, Steve...

Mar 25, 2011 06:46 AM
Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

That is awesome Praful. I really hope to see you there.

Mar 25, 2011 08:18 AM
Donna Malone
Waterfront, Luxury, Family, Affordable, Cottage, Deals - Bridgewater, NS
Homes and Property for Sale Nova Scotia

Maybe "why" is not he question. Maybe it's the answer.

Mar 25, 2011 10:07 AM
Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

I like the way you're thinking Donna!

Mar 25, 2011 12:21 PM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Steven - Check out my latest blog - I gave you a well deserved shout out! Looking forward to seeing you at Rain Camp!

Mar 25, 2011 01:23 PM
Susan Goulding
Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management - Tracy, CA
Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate

Stephen - my kids are far too old to say WHY, now it's me asking them... WHY did you do that?  What possessed you?  However my quest for knowledge does not end there.  I'm thrilled you have ALL the answers to my WHY's.

 

See you at RainCamp.

Mar 26, 2011 12:17 PM
Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

Kristine. Thank you so much for mentioning me in your Raincamp blog. I can't wait to see you there.

 

Isn't it funny how time turns the tables on us. We go from answering our children's whys, to asking them why they did or didn't do this or that. I can't wait to see you at Raincamp. Hopefully you will have some good whys for me Susan.

Mar 27, 2011 10:35 AM
The Moody Group Keller Williams Realty
Full Property Management and Rentals in the Tampa Bay area - Tampa Palms, FL
New Tampa

... All of the "W"s make me think of Spaceballs - When will then be now?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeZ9HhHU86o

When will then be now...?

Soon.

How soon?

Good post!

Mar 28, 2011 05:55 AM
Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

Thanks for the great video link Valerie. Space balls was one of my favorite movies growing up. I loved pizza the hut.

Mar 28, 2011 08:54 AM
Stephen-Michael Washington
Pre-Approval, First Time Buyer, Fixed Rates - Birmingham, AL
FHA and VA Mortgage Loans Alabama

Steven- Why Ask Why?!?!?!? This is the reason you're the teacher and I'm the student! Can I reblog this bad boy. I really enjoyed reading it! Why? I don't know why! By the way, I have a 2 year old, thank goodness he's not asking why yet?

Mar 30, 2011 08:23 AM
Donald Stirnweis
RE/Max Beyond - Kings Park, NY
Realtor Kings Park NY, Homes for Sale, Certified Appraiser
Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

Feel free to reblog Stephen, and don't worry the whys will be coming from your 2 yr old soon enough, so be ready to help him explore. Because just ain't going to cut it.

 

Donald You rock! I love that you know this stuff. To tell you the truth these guys were rocking before I was even born, but I remember listening to them with my dad, and it always stuck with me. I bet the issue with them on the cover sold well too! Every one in the band had to by one for their mother after all.

Apr 07, 2011 08:14 AM
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee 423-677-6677

Why?  I love why too?  Why not....even better........but why?

May 04, 2011 12:13 AM
Steven Graham
epropertysites - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Coach, ePs, Director of Training

I love it Cindy! Why not indeed.

May 04, 2011 05:39 AM