Stop Using Why and But, Them’s Fightin’ Words!

Lindsay Leeds
3 min readFeb 14

Stop putting people on the defensive with these words


In elementary school, we learn there are five questions beginning with the letter W, and one question beginning with the letter H. It seems so concise and simple.

  • Who?
  • When?
  • Why?
  • Where?
  • What?
  • How?

You deem them created equal. After all, they are all questions. All bullet points in a list…

Lindsay Leeds

I am an IT guy by trade, with interests in investing and personal finance.