Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
The difficult one is: asking why is like asking if people like cats or if they enjoy eating mushy peas with their supper. Knowing if people like or dislike those things might help you gain an insight to their personality, you might even find out why they like those things. But does it in any way help you understand whether you like cats or mushy peas?
I suppose it might, if their answer contains an insight into cats or mushy peas that you hadn't thought of before and that changes how you experience them. I'm not sure what level of "insight" is meaningful for mushy peas, but for a work of art, sure.

-NT