"He explained to me with great insistence that every question posessed a power that did not lie in the answer" ~ Elie Wiesel
Some time ago, I came across a question that really made me think: Would I want to live in a world where everything could be explained? I pondered the question for a few minutes. I am a very inquisitive person, so by nature I am a “seeker”. I'm frequently ruminating about questions that I know I’ll never find the answer to. What’s the meaning of life? Are we alone in the universe? Nature or Nurture? Or both? Is mankind inherently good? Do we have free will or is everything pre-destined? Is there a Santa Clause (kidding)? What's up with Dane Cook (not kidding)? Etcetera…etcetera…etcetera.
After a few minutes I realized that the answer was really quite easy for me…I would not. It was one of those moments where your own answer surprises you, if that makes sense. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that life’s unanswered questions are probably unanswered for a reason. What is that reason? I have no idea. That’s a little above my pay grade. But what I do know is this: I love knowing that there are questions that I will never know the answer to. That may sound odd, but for me it truly adds to the magnificence of life.
What about you? If you were able to have all of your questions answered, would you want to?