Why? The word that demands a reason. Shouldn’t we all be asking “WHY”? Like the two year old always asking, asking, asking?
Do we ever know enough? Yes and no. There is a difference between the pursuit of the answer to “why” and the mere accumulation of facts and information. Facts not accumulated in the process of answering “why” have little value.
“Why?” You ask.
Now that’s a good question!
A computer doesn’t ask that question, yet it may be full of facts. The same with books (remember those?). But neither the computer or the book knows anything. They are not intelligent and cannot learn, because theirs is a mere accumulation of information and facts.
Because Learning starts with the word “why”.
If you get the answer to a question that isn’t yours, to a question you don’t ask, what good is it?
You aren’t invested in the answer.
It’s the difference between eating your favorite meal for dinner or sawdust. Sawdust has no nutritional or intellectual value. You can cram your intellectual gullet full of sawdust but whenever you speak you will be coughing sawdust in people’s faces. Who wants that?
So if you are full of sawdust you have some purging to do. Replace it with food for thought. Thought derived from the word that demands a reason.