Why Sir?


A teacher had just completed explaining the “Five whys” method to the students of 7th grade. He explained to them that asking at least 5 times “why” iteratively will lead them to the root cause of a problem. And he added “never leave anything halfway without asking the five whys”. Instantly, Brian, one of the naughtiest in the class, stood up and asked 

Brian : Why sir? (Why should I follow the five whys method?)
Teacher : If you follow that you will get to know the answers.

Brian : Why sir? (Why should I get to know the answers?)
Teacher : So that you can become knowledgeable.

Brian : Why sir? (Why should I become knowledgeable?)
Now the teacher was beginning to get annoyed but as he had just lectured for 1 hour about the importance of asking the “why” questions, he didn’t want to give up. So he gave it a thought and gave an answer.
Teacher : With knowledge you can make better decisions in your life.

Brian : Why sir? (Why should I make better decisions?)
Teacher : So that you can lead a good and happy life.

Brian : Why sir? (Why should I lead a good and happy life?)
Teacher understood where this was going, he left the class...

It’s easy to preach but difficult to practice.

If you were the teacher what would your answer be ? 

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