Seek and Ye Shall Find

And now let’s delve for a moment into the obvious connection between seeking and finding.

One can’t confront something, so one turns one’s attention to anything else… to divert it from that. In one’s map there’s a forbidden area, and to stay away from it one’s movements have to be less free, more confined and twisty.
And then, for how these things go, what one can’t confront tends to multiply, and the resulting reduction of one’s freedom of looking and moving becomes increasingly stringent.
The less one is willing to confront things, the more they get complex from one’s point of view.
But if this is true, then probably the reverse as well is.

One confronts problems to solve them: one searches for causes, and the answers are supposed to get one somewhere. But when you investigate why something, how do you size up the why you come up with?
There are three types of whys: false whys, worthless whys, and real whys. The difference among them is: where do they get you when used? Based on the why found, you act: if the situation worsens, it’s a false why; if the situation remains the same, it’s a worthless why; if you slap your forehead and start to realise why this and why that and to figure out and plan what you can do, you start doing it, and the situation improves, it’s a real why. A real why has two key features: it is the missing piece that reveals the puzzle, and it brings to mind what can be done.
And this can be seen in terms of complexity, too: a false why sinks into further complexity, a worthless why sheds no new light, while a real why opens a door, and the more it opens, the more the situation becomes simple, clear and manageable.
In other words, the real answers, the real whys, are basically simple. After all, if an answer itself adds further complexity, is it an answer at all?

Hence, when something appears complex and difficult to you, you can do something about it; it is not unchangeable, but it depends on how much you are willing to confront it.
And so, not only you’re entitled to know, not only you’re up to it, but you’re also going to find it less and less complex and difficult as you confront it and find the real whys. As the saying goes, seek and ye shall find.