Why we need to talk about Whys

  • Curiosity is an ‘in-to-out’ energy; its flows from intuition and desire and self-agency.
  • Scarcity is an ‘out-to-in’ energy; it arrives via conditioning and sales and a perceived absence of self-agency.
  • The Present Why (the one we are told to believe is outside of us, somewhere to be ‘found’). It is wants-based.
  • The Past and Future Whys (the ones we are told to believe are inside us — constants — that we must accept and for better or worse (usually worse) represent who we are and what we deserve). They are shoulds-based.

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Paul Sockett

Paul Sockett

A silly & sensitive storyteller; a word reframer. I am a fierce advocate for Shame- & Scarcity-free choice. 🍦 inspires me: https://ko-fi.com/paulsockett