Why?

A philosophy exam was being conducted and the question paper contained just one question - "Why?"

The students who were appearing for the exam pondered over the question and wrote pages and pages of answers explaining why life? why tradition? why culture, etc..

However, the answer that was awarded the maximum marks were a mere two words - Why not?

This parable has helped me face lot many situations in my life.

When times are tough, I console myself saying Why not? or Why do we expect our life to run smoothly all the time?

In fact, I wonder sometime why we find it difficult to just be a witness to what is happening around us.

Is it just that its a part of being human to get emotional involved and tied down to our own situations - difficult or otherwise...

Wonder what the answer is? or Must I at all understand it?