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!”

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