Dear Reader,

Praised be Jesus and Mary (now and forever)!

The most common and most difficult question to answer is “WHY?”


My previous employer praised me for my good performance, and then informed me that they couldn’t keep me because they need to cut down the number of employees. Ha?! How is that fair? WHY ME?

Many of my friends are getting married, and I am still NBSB (No Boyfriend Since Birth). Am I ugly? Is my character that bad? WHY?

Here’s something petty. I cooked a simple dish, and followed carefully the recipe. The result is food very close to being inedible. WHYYY?

Haha! Actually, I still have a lot of examples but never mind. You get my point.

“Why” questions drive us crazy. It leads to unnecessary anxiety. Often times, there is no answer.

Instead, we need to ask “WHAT?”

WHAT do I learn from this? WHAT can I do to make things better?

Andrew Matthews, a famous motivational speaker and author said,

“The happiest people don’t bother about whether life is fair. They just make the most of what they have.

And is life ‘fair’? Probably not. But it doesn’t matter why!”

Sincerely going to start asking more What Questions,
Kristine G. Veneracion

Reference: Matthews A. (2005). Happiness NOW. Australia: Seashell Publishers.

*Photo above was taken from the book Happiness NOW.

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