WHY is the one of the best questions a person can ask themselves. Why does *this* happen? Why has our world become so tainted? Why do guys and girls constantly drink to make fools of themselves and then try to sleep around with other people who are practically strangers to them?
WHY is a much better question than WHAT. It’s so easy to see exactly what is happening on the surface of a situation; to collect the facts and present things exactly as they are. It’s much more effective to ask yourself WHY these things are happening instead of just WHAT is happening. When you draw your own conclusions about our society, you can come to a greater understanding of why our world is the way that it is. But alas, we’re complacent in our thoughts and usually we let other people (ie. the media) do our thinking for us. Literalism and consumerism do not serve anyone but themselves.
A lot of peoples’ shitty behaviour stems from their own insecurities. People often drink in excess to avoid their problems and insecurities. We feel more confident around our peers when our inhibitions are lowered and we feel we can act out more freely because we can justify our behaviour with drug or alcohol use. Instead of getting upset about a girl sleeping around with strange men, maybe you should ask WHY she is even doing that in the first place. Chances are she doesn’t value herself and feels like she can receive the love and attention she desires from men by acting out and having promiscuous sex. This paradigm extends to many other injustices in our society.
If you continue to ask WHAT instead of WHY you’ll always be one step behind the pack because other people will constantly be dictating every detail about you and your life and the way you need to behave and perceive the world. Spoiler: Ever wonder why the news always focuses on tragedy? Trust me, if you are an unhappy person you NEED to start asking WHY.