Day 202 of 365: Passionately Curious

I have no special talents.
I am only passionately curious.
Albert Einstein

Kid’s Curiosity:
It is helpful to imagine children as bundles of curiosity; it is their instinct, desire and their advantage to understand the world around them. We should be aware of the importance of developing explorative minds, and adjust accordingly to encourage them for not only the effect on society(e.g. a better adapted population) but to an individual’s enjoyment and competence. It’s important to know that we all loose curiosity of varying degree with age; and this happens largely because of a learned fear of knowledge. “Fear of knowledge… is a protection of our self-esteem, of our love and respect for ourselves.” If we can learn a love for knowledge, we can grow and learn to love ourselves; and with courage, to love and master our environments. Parents should be shown the positive effects of supporting their children’s curiosity and how to best do so. School curriculums can first focus on teaching an intrinsic desire to know before feeding kids facts and knowledge. (by Jason Piccone)

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