Why do we celebrate days on days that aren’t really the day? The kids were off from school and they didn’t even know why. This is sad. The banks were closed. Did those people know why?
I think people do a lot of things without knowing why. It’s like that story I read in Reader’s Digest about the woman who trimmed the end off of the roast she was about to put in the oven. She didn’t know why she did it, she just did it because her mother did. When her mother was questioned about it she said she never had a pan large enough to fit a roast, so she’d cut off the end. Clearly the daughter should have asked questions.
Then there’s the scene in the movie Black Widow (with Debra Winger and Theresa Russel http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090738/) where Debra Winger’s character told some fabulous tale to her boss as to why she did what she did. The boss bought it hook, line, and sinker. She then said it was all a lie, but he was willing to buy it. Her final comment was something to the effect that ‘who knows why we do what we do’.
So do you know why you do some of the things you do?