In a deconstructed world very little exists that should be taken for granted. Yet when we give and receive information, we often find it without any context (or minimal).
It’s worse for kids. They ask why, and we say, “because I said so.” Maybe the explanation would be too long and complicated. Maybe we don’t actually know the answer.
No matter the question, there is one thing we should be able to offer to anyone who asks us. Assuming honesty here, and especially when teaching. We should be able to, and always should, share who our teachers are (and were), where we learned something, and why that lineage is important to understand.
It’s up to us to share. It’s up to the listeners to take it in.