recently i have learned the kanji 理（り）、由（ゆう）and the vocabulary word 理由（りゆう）. all of these are marked as “reason.”
but surely there is more to the meaning than just reason.
what kind of reason does each refer to? is it something that just transcends English language explanation? if so, please give me a way i can understand it (by story or by other vocabulary example, please).
it is a really interesting word, as i have heard it used as the title in one of my first loved japanese songs. the lyrics specifically: 「…それでも僕らは、優しやの理由が知りたい！…」
please help me in understanding this. おしえてください。ぜひ、お願いします！