That’s my new favorite saying here in España. ¿Por qué no? It translates to “Why not?” and I’ve decided that’s my motto while here in Córdoba. I am going to say yes to everything (unless it is dangerous, of course!). I am going to experience, I am going to try new things, and I am going to live life to the fullest.
Basically, I interpret “¿Por qué no?” to mean that if you can’t think of a valid reason not to do something, do it.
And if you’re letting fear, doubt, or anything else along those lines give you excuses not to participate in an activity that truly has no negative side effects besides initial discomfort – stop listening to them! You only have one life, so live it up!
Look, I don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you’re not alive.
– Mel Brooks