Here’s a mind blowing experiment that will explain social conditioning and WHY you should be asking yourself WHY all the time:
Scientists put 5 monkey in a cage. They placed a ladder with bananas in the cage too. Every time a monkey would try to climb it and get bananas, they would spray all the monkeys with really cold water. Eventually, no monkey would ever go for the bananas.
Then they replaced 1 monkey of the group. When that monkey saw bananas and went for it, the other monkey actually stopped it. They knew what would gonna happen otherwise.
Eventually, the scientists replaced more monkeys, and guess what happened? Monkey would not know why, but they would just always stop any monkey that wanted bananas.
Now ask yourself, are you that monkey? Are you not reaching for bananas just because nobody else is? Or are you reaching for bananas and people are stopping you and you don’t understand why?
Don’t be that monkey. Ask yourself WHY all the time.