Children learn fast because their brains are formed in such a way it’s extremely easy to absorb new information.
But there’s another reason: children are extremely curious.
Have a short conversation with any child and the question ‘why’ is asked an awful lot.
But you see, it’s not an ‘awful lot’. How often they ask questions is awesome.
Awesome because questions are what lead to discovery; not only of the world, but of self.
Unfortunately, curiosity is tamed, suppressed and in some cases killed by silly adults and their systems.
How often were you told not to ask questions? that you’re question was not important? or that things are the way they are ‘just because’?
If you’re experience is anything like mine, then it was certainly an ‘awful lot’.
As I see it, suppressing curiosity is wicked, traitorous and, erm… darn right evil.
Ask many questions and have no fear of the quantity.
Here are are some ideas to get you started:
Why am I getting a degree when so many are not getting jobs?
How do I know my religion is the right one if I’ve never looked at others?
Why do I want mortgage that will put me in debt for the rest of my life?
The answers to these questions are simple. But as you’ll see, questioning the status quo is a lonely journey, that’s why the majority choose to be sheep.