When facing something in your life, regardless of whether it’s a math problem, a philosophical idea, a way in which a particular living or nonliving thing functions, etc., simply ask yourself “Why?” Why does it work like that? Why is it solved like that? Why do we use this term rather than that term? With all of these questions, it is up to you to find the answers. Find the answer to these questions on your own before consulting the internet, a peer, or a mentor.
What most people do is they merely scratch the surface, but fail to look within. I love figuring out the answers to many different questions and problems, and I do this by looking deeper, asking myself questions, and then finding the answers. So the next time your faced with something that may not make sense on the surface, ask yourself “Why?” And you may just find what you’re looking for.