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Post Reply A simple test, an exam if you will.
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Posted 3/15/16 , edited 3/15/16
So I just remembered a story my uncle told me when he was a young man. He was going on about this exam question, and it ended with a very high note. It was funny because he said there was only that one person who answered such a question with something so unpredictable. Taking an exam, marks are on the line, but still this one person defied all reason. Regardless of the amount you had to write, he pulls 80% from his answer.

So I just wanted to see if the past 30 years have actually changed peoples way of thinking.

Here are some drastically reduced guidelines to follow

Must be no longer than 100 words, and it must be an answer that relates to the question, it can vary from countless possibilities.

The question was simply this.


"Why?"

I'll keep this up for a bit. If I see the correct response multiple times, I'll simply post the answer

Enjoy!


Edit____________ with such fast response

Answer- Why not

It seems that such a question is now obvious to most people, and I admire such a response.

It is never the why, it is simply acting upon the why. There is no real response as to why we must answer a question of why, it is simply questioning the question itself, though there are many other answers that would still be acceptable, the meaning behind this specific answer is what I wanted to shed light on. Picture this scenario.

If you are actually in an exam and this was all about your success, will you still go against such a question? Even if you must follow guidelines and structure, would you still give the same answer? Or will the fear of what if take hold of you?

So this whole test is simply questioning logic. Is the questioned flawed? Or is it simply the answer that is flawed? In this case it is neither that are actually wrong, it is simply a question which has endless possibilities, or just the simple response.

It's like when we see the glass half empty, or half full.

When we see it half full, we only allow ourselves to accept that glass will never be full, but if we see it half empty, that means the amount of possibilities are endless in order to become optimistic about how we shall fill that half of the glass and accepting the half we have as a starting point.

Why not, it is like that empty half of the glass, we question it. Instead of accepting the question of why ( half full )

It is the simplicity of human nature that goes about answering such a question of why with why not. It means that we are capable of pursuing more than what we believe to be the correct response, logic can be defied by our willingness to envision an alternative, something that can move people, change their way of thinking, create strong minded people that have the tolerance to question such things.

And all this time that we may have thought about why? When I have explained more about why not, I think there is something beautiful about freewill, and to question the logicAL response.
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WHY NOT


thank you, thank you, ill take my 100% now
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Why Not.
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Why because the question itself is utter bullshit , without some sort of context it is literally impossible to answer this. You can take this fucking question and shove it up your ass OP.
Posted 3/15/16 , edited 3/15/16
Why not? I've heard this before baby.
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my english isn't good enough to understand what you want to tell me.
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"Why?" is a question that has haunted mankind for millennia. Whether gazing at the heavens above and contemplating the significance of our existence in the greater cosmos or simply trying to make sense of the events in our daily lives that seem beyond our control, humans have an innate thirst for knowledge that compels them to instinctively quest for answers to the eternal query. Philosophers, scientists, theologians, and historians have struggled to provide answers for as long as their professions have existed, yet still we have traveled only a very small step. We don’t know, so I can't answer that.
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Posted 3/15/16 , edited 3/16/16
OP's desired answer is probably something stupid like "Why not?" though answering a question with a question is flawed.

Golden Era hip hop fans know the right response: It's like that, and that's the way it is.
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Because
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Because reasons.
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Because the voices said so.
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cus murrica!
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Since this is an anime site the obvious answer is 42.

Otherwise the answer is Quantum Fluctuation


Cheers!
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Why? Because throughout my life I've seen and heard things of all types. I grew up in a place were you literally have to go bear foot to be able to work, were there's no electricity in almost all of the country, because women are raped and mistreated everyday, because politics are bought, because nature isn't respected, because gold is considered more important than life.

Because I promised myself, I would change the country I was born into.
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Assume this this answer is correct and satisfies the requirements.
Assume further that a correct answer satisfying the requirements gets full points.
"Why?"
Well, I'd rather not leave my grade undefined if that's alright with you.
I suppose you could assume a lower grade, but it seems irrational to define my own grade as lower than 100% when given a situation where I can maximize my payout.
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