posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 10:34 AM
The curiosity of children is fascinating. While at work today, I listened to a girl who could be no older than 6 talking about politics, while her
father was explaining what was going on right now. Children have a desire to learn, to experience, to explore, their minds are open and they do not
assume, they do not assume a position of superiority in their knowledge but rather seek to understand the world around them - From the very basics,
like where the ant trail moves, to things more advanced and far beyond. I remember as a child I was extremely interested in space - I learned about
super novas, black holes, the creation of the universe, and while I only understood simple terminology at the time, it was fascinating, it sparked my
It is unfortunate that we do so little to celebrate this state of mind, that we do so little to support this mentality. We throw a kid into
grade-school and almost right away insist they become a robot - A robot which can spew out answers to basic math and science questions, but rarely
Do we forget that the greatest minds in the world were some of the most curious minds in the world? That their desire for knowledge was barely matched
for the desire to breathe, or drink? We should do more to allow exploration and creation, and do less to create academic robots whom not only are
cheated out of a full life themselves, but are cheated out of the opportunity to share their discoveries with others.
What do you think, fellow members? How can we uplift our future generations and encourage that curious minds flourish?
Peace be with you.