The 5 W's

When I was in elementary school, one of the things that stuck with me were the 5 W's. Who, what, when, where, why. These are questions to be asked when one is evaluating a situation or information.

Who is involved? What happened? When did it happen? Where did it happen? Why did it happen? 

Look to see who was or is involved. What is the history of that person? Are they someone whose character is good or is it someone who has a history of doing things that are not in line with good character?

What actually happened? Most of the time, we only hear a portion of a story before making an assumption as to what really happened. Taking time to gather evidence would be a good thing. Evaluating that evidence to see if it is actually true sheds light on the situation. 

When did it happen? What was the mood at the time? Was it late at night when it was hard to see? Was it during the day when the sun was shining brightly? Was it raining and dark or raining and light? 

Where did it happen? Did it happen in an alley? An apartment? A house? A club? 

Why did it happen? Did someone lose their temper due to what was said? Or was it something someone did to someone else? Did it happen when someone was drunk, high, angry?

One other question that you might ask is how did it happen? 

I think it is important to gather as much information as possible to assess the situation before jumping to conclusions. I know that we live in a microwave world and expect answers to come forth immediately but that is not always the case. 

In this day and age, there is a lot of information coming out. We must learn to discern that information before we get ourselves all in a tizzy. 

Take time, don't rush, be patient in finding out the truth of the matter.

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Energize blissfully,

Tonya

 


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