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Monday, May 14, 2007

People Are Strange

I seem to remember asking "why?" a lot as a kid. I always wanted to know about things and how and why they work the way they do. I was quiet and shy, but my inquisitive nature won out when I wanted to know something. And I remember reading all the freaking time. Not only novels that I would read while holed up under the kitchen table, but also encyclopedia sets and our Webster's Reference Dictionary that my grandfather had given us.

As I have gotten older, I think my tendency to ask "why?" has morphed into my need to understand people and their actions. I pride myself on being perceptive so when I am incorrect, it bothers me. I don't claim to understand everyone and their actions, but I can at least usually figure out the why and rationalize what's going on.

And I must have one of those black and white minds because I don't like ambiguity*. I always liked math more than english because in math, you always get the same answer**, while in english things just seemed so hazy and I hated that.

So, I'm trying to figure things out. Remember how I said I was so in my head the other day? Well, I will be until I start to understand a little clearer.


XO,
SVR


*Unless it's my own doing. Then I love it!

**Do NOT be a nerdbomber and counter this. Thankyou.

5 comments:

Pink Is Neat said...

hahaha I like that disclaimer you gave.

I was just about to refute your argument, but decided it was best not to.

I do understand though, the reliability of math. I just don't like being wrong, which is why english is so great. There is rarely a wrong answer!

Serena said...

I think of myself as very perceptive, too, and hate it when I'm wrong reading a person. I so rarely am, and it totally knocks down my batting average.

Pam said...

When my kids were in the Why Stage (as I called it) I used to say "why not?" No doubt this irritated them to pieces but it somehow forced them to come up with the answer(s) while I sat back and watched them figure things out! Good ol' lazy parenting? shhh, don't tell anyone!
:)

Courtney said...

reading is awesome but the dictionary... whoa

Kristabella said...

I'm kind of the same way. But my asking "why" and wanting to know just comes from being nosey. I HAVE to know everything!