Five Whys

“Five Whys” is a technique of asking why, what, where, when, who, how many, etc., as a means to discover the root cause of a problem. The technique has its critics, but it has been successful, all told.

I have a pair of 2 year old grandchildren who must be natural born problem solvers because they will ask “Why” anywhere from two to seven (yes, I counted) times before they accept your answer.

While there are many effective methods of learning, asking questions is obviously one of the more popular methods, and is used by people from age two and up.

So, ask away – in any new or different situation, and, if you are in a position to do so, respond to other’s questions and help them learn.

Why? “Because I said so!”

Father’s Day Extrapolation

I love Father’s Day! For one, it almost guarantees me a touch point with all those I care about, and, for another, it usually provides good points to ponder.

My Mother’s card said, “Being a good father starts with being a good person.” I agree. Being a good person also contributes to wider success as a husband, son, nephew, neighbor, and employee or business partner.

I was a Boy Scout – Troop 2 – Bridgeton, NJ for a few years. The words Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent still roll off my tongue, and I still thank my Parents and relatives, friends, teammates, classmates, and co-workers in helping make me who I am today —- a good person. And I’m also confident and proud that I have contributed to future generations of good people.

From my youngest: The Greatest Gifts a Father can Give His Daughter — smiles, self-confidence, advice, pride, affection, memories, and, most of all, it’s just knowing that whenever I need you, you’re there – and thanks for always being there.

A good person is always there for those he cares about. Thanks for Father’s Day!