The big question young children ask from the ages 2 to 5 years of age is Why? This can be exhausting for a parent or a childminder who has spent time with an inquisitive child. Even every suggestion you make to this bundle of the joy answer always comes back as why?
The importance for asking questions enables the child to understand the world around them. Very often a simple explanation is sufficient or the present moment because they need to assimilate the new information to what they have observed and learnt . For example at Christmas the child will believe and accept the idea of a magical person bringing the family gifts. The only problem with these half truths in the future you will need to reinvent another story .
Research suggests that by age 25 our brains start to get lazy — and we rely on a set number of neuro pathways to do our thinking.
That is interesting statistic because usually we have a regular job , a partner and a particular lifestyle by then. With the demands of raising a family or pursuing a career we forget to ask the obvious in life. The social brain loves familiarity and routine. There have been studies to indicate that learning and asking questions later in life is still easy task for the brain because of neuroplasticity.
When you observe the science in the universe it’s amazing how little we know and understand. Careful investigation in the patterns in nature are all around us. For example the Fibonacci’s sequence is in atoms to huge galaxies. Italian mathematician who showed how a sequence of numbers is the sum of the previous two numbers. An example is 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144 and on to infinity. Some call it the golden ratio or the Greeks use to call it Phi.
In art and architecture we can see these patterns. In every day life around us these patterns appears. When you start to investigate with an open mind you will be surprised what you can see from a different perspective.
We can explore even deeper into our own life patterns which is a passion of mine: Behaviours , why do I do that and why do feel that way? Understanding our life patterns will reveal much about our personality. We have very complex personalities that reflect who we are.
From the development of our brain we become many different people with various characteristics unique to oneself. These facets of who we are the fabric of our life experiences to the present reality. We often forget the child we were once that had many experiences which is still present in our subconscious mind. The life patterns we developed can very often be traced back to the growing brain of information we collected.
This fascinating discussion of who we are is my next project. I am hoping to write a book on the subject called life patterns. I hope you will enjoy my journey as I investigate in more detail of who we really are. reflecting on our life patterns we can empower the future self.
In conclusion on this post why not do some exploring of who you are. Remember that amazing curiosity you had as a child. Ask yourself or good friends and family the questions:
Why did I do that?
Why did I say that?
Why do I have these feelings?
Why do I believe that?
Two great quotes to meditate on
“He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger” Confucius
“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not”. Pablo Picasso