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Remember when you were small and every other word out of your mouth was ‘why’? If you think about it, you were not trying to be annoying. You just wanted to learn. Where does that inquisitive nature go when we grow into adults? Do we suddenly understand everything about life and know all the answers?

Fear of Appearing Stupid

Some people are afraid of appearing stupid if they do not have as much knowledge as the next person. Fear of appearing stupid is a trait that follows many around until the day that they die. It can also add undue stress from trying to stay involved in a conversation that they know little about or avoiding questions that are over their head.

Inability to be Criticized

Being criticized for asking why often keeps people from learning certain answers. For example, you may ask why Asians use chopsticks instead of silverware. Suddenly, someone criticizes you for asking a dumb question that merits no answer. It still might be worth learning, to quell a curiosity if nothing else.

How many people walk around with the wrong answers just because they believe what they are told? It all comes down to conquering your internal fears, standing up to criticism and refusing to accept what may not seem correct. Remember when everyone thought the world was flat? Or when Decca records turned down the Beatles, claiming guitar groups were becoming a thing of the past?

Questioning the world and searching for the answers will help to improve your ability to keep your mind fresh and alive. You will also find that conquering your fears will give you much more confidence. Just because we grow old does not mean that we have all the answers. Keep them questions pumping and before long you will find that there is a wonderful creative instinct buried in that brain, just like a youngster.

Kathy Garton
Kathy Garton
Over the past 50 years, I have been lucky enough to witness powerful changes in technology, nutrition, culture, and life in general, some good and some bad. Only from experience can you see the big picture of an evolving world. After getting past the excitement of frozen meals, furnishings made of plastic and the Internet, the reality began to set in. More illnesses, especially respiratory, cardiovascular and uncontrollable weight gain were becoming the normal conditions of society. Rewind 50 years and the answers are apparent. Hi. I am Kathy and this site was created to share ideas and educate others on how to live a healthier, more meaningful life. I grew up on a farm where we raised our own food and animals for consumption. We never had air conditioning or a microwave oven and I felt as though we were living in the dark ages. What I would give to go back to that time. I have been a professional writer for over 20 years and have always being drawn to the natural aspects of life. I also worked for a petroleum company for 15 years and discovered many facts about how this product impacts our world. Through years of research, it has become crystal clear that we are making our lives less enjoyable by taking shortcuts through unnatural, manmade means. There can be a happy balance and by learning where we went wrong, the best of both worlds is possible. After years in corporate America, I moved to a 3-acre mini-farm where I continue my research and writing along with my kitties, Lizzie, Shadow and BK and bulldog, Bux.

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