From the time I was a little kid, it was the why that mattered. I paid attention to things, to the details of everything that mattered to me. I observed. Cause and effect, consequences, reactions, etc. I learned to consider the beginning and the end at the same time, to work towards both ends at once. Why? That was the question, everything else can be derived from that.
The absolute, most hated answer that I received all the time, especially as a kid, when I asked why – “Because that’s the way we always do it.” or some variation on that answer. That’s the worst why, even worse than not knowing in the first place.
The why is where all the fun is.