There is a period in children’s development when they ask questions in response to everything you say. I remember the “Why” as my kids’ way of learning.
“Eden, please bring me the plate form the table”
“Why do you want the plate?”
“I want to put the egg on it”
“Why do you want to put the egg on it?”
“So you can take it to the table and eat it”
“Why do you want me to eat it?”
“Eggs are healthy. If you eat your egg, you won’t be hungry and you will be healthy”
“Why do you want me to be healthy?”
And this went on and on and on… If I remember correctly, most of these conversations ended with “because I have said so”.
I think that Socrates, the great philosopher, never got over this stage of his development and perhaps this is what got him going on his quest for knowledge and understanding of life. Mentally, Socrates was just a curious kid. His mind was full of questions and through them he gained a lot of wisdom.