Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity! - Eleanor Roosevelt

For a very long time this post has been sitting in the "drafts" waiting for me to write it.  There are so many things that one needs to learn before they go out into the world, most can be found in books, or learned from others.   All those little facts and skills that make life easier and those  rare and random  bits of knowledge that make life interesting, and those facts that can save your life and or the life of others.

But then there are those things  that enrich your life.  Curiosity, a sense of wonder, the willingness to try new thing and entertain new thoughts.  Yes, it can have it's dangers,
but is that really curiosity that is dangerous?  I don't know.

  Why does the snow fall? Why is it dark at night, Why do people talk different e.g. speak different languages.  Why this and why that, all the hows come's and why fors that expand out thoughts beyond the circle of our small patch of earth.    The wondering, the curiosity that allows your mind to roam to the edges of the universe, or 20,000 leagues under the sea.  Fuels for creativity, and imagination, and a sure cure for boredom.  

Yes, I really do think it is that simple.  

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