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  1. People are often afraid of the question “why” and try not to ask it to themselves. They do this in order to maintain a certain basic comfort, which consists in minimal energy expenditure, abstaining from unusual activities (very expensive and painful) and at the same time in an acceptable self-esteem. Because if you set yourself a certain goal, then you can evaluate yourself for the effectiveness of your actions to achieve it. And if you also told others about it, then they will be able to evaluate you. You'll have to do something unusual, take risks. And even so, it may not work. So there is no need to ask and answer why.

  2. Because the question” why ” implies goal-setting, teleology, and you ask about things that developed outside the scope of the plan, spontaneously. And you can, of course, assume that there is a plan behind this spontaneity, but this will be pure speculation, not verifiable empty chatter. You can assume God's providence, Masonic, diabolical, aliens from the planet Nibiru – anything. Such an answer is not alienated from its author and, therefore, is useless.

    The question “why does a car need a driveshaft” is normal. The question “why do trees shed their leaves” – for example. The question “why did chemistry replace alchemy” is absurd.

  3. 1. Because the question “why” is incorrect in many cases. How incorrect it is now.

    Correct, in most cases, will be the wording: “Why …, and is there any intent in this”.

    1. I answered the first part of the question.

    At the expense of intent and subjectivism-probably people do not want to correct you every time (they are lazy, do not see the point, etc.), so they simply answer the closest and at the same time correct question.

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