What the world will be like in ten years?
What does it feel like to fly like a bird?
We have a changing relationship with “wonderment” (my daughter recently told me). Not long ago, we used to start a sentence with, “I wonder…” while we just sat not knowing and wondered for awhile. Now, we start a sentence that way and seconds later, we ask Google. Are we losing our ability to wonder? To sit and ponder in awe?
Einstein said, ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge”; yet, in today’s age of information, we expect instant access to answers. We hand out Ipads to kindergarteners in the hope that they can learn and create better than ever, yet perhaps we are robbing them of wonder and creativity by providing creative apps and instant answers.
BALANCE TIP #2 Spend time imagining
Deep thought requires wonder- not answers. Doesn’t critical inquiry drive knowledge toward wisdom much more than a list of facts? Voltaire said, “Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers”. If we lose the ability to “hold on” to a question and only value having answers…
I wonder what will become of us?
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