Whenever someone is asked why did you do it, there seems to be two universal answers that people respond with; either “because it was there” or “because I can/could.” An example would be “Why did you climb that mountain?” response: “Because it was there!” or “Why did you sleep with those two women last night?” response: “Because I could.”
For myself, I have asked myself these same very questions and have responsed with those same very answers. They are simple yet, they say a lot. But I have found, for some reason when asked by others these questions my verbal responses are totally different. I tend to give an intelligable explanation sometimes even long and drawn out because there is a story behind the answer and the answer just wouldn’t make sense without the story. But thinking back maybe, “because it was there” or “because I can/could” would have said it all.
So next time someone asks you why you did or said something, before you answer with a long answer or an even longer story, ask yourself is “because it was there or because I can/could” enough?