Many children “wait for Santa” on Christmas Eve, but how many grow up and wonder why they have followed that tradition since childhood?(WillSelarep/iStockphoto)
Many children “wait for Santa” on Christmas Eve, but how many grow up and wonder why they have followed that tradition since childhood?
(WillSelarep/iStockphoto)

Why Do We Do the Things We Do?

December 16, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
Have you ever wondered why we believe what we do, why we follow the traditions we do, or where those customs came from?
 

Have you ever noticed how young children often use the word “why”—usually in the form of a question directed at a person older than them? How often they tend to pester others with that question! And each answer, it seems, triggers another question—another why.

But as they become older, that inquisitiveness begins to wane. They stop asking why so frequently. What is the reason for this? Is it because they know it all at that point? No. For some reason they become comfortable with the status quo. Most of us are like this. Sooner or later we begin to accept things just the way they are—without question.

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