People are not taught the why of things.
Our education consists of endless hours of the how. How to do things, but not why. We place a high value on skill at the expense of understanding.
To explore the why of things gives people critical thinking skills.
Without the why, we lack the big picture. Without the ability to figure things out we are stalled when things don’t work. We don’t know how to fix things. We don’t have a clue what to do, even with the simplest problems.
Why promotes curiosity, exploration, development, creativity. Things that are desperately missing in today’s world.