Saturday, October 1, 2011
Really interesting article by Jonah Lehrer over at Wired, on a study exploring curiosity in young children with regards to science and how it's taught.
"When students are given explicit instructions, when they are told what they need to know, they become less likely to explore on their own. Curiosity is a fragile thing."
Also check out his column called "Love is the opposite of underwear".
"Whatever – don’t apologize for your obsession. Just be grateful you are obsessed with something, that you’ve found a goal worth getting gritty over. Because if your goals ever feel tedious, if you find them as unnecessary as that last bite of chocolate cake, then you’re never going to put in the necessary work. Grit requires passion. Grit requires love. And love is just another name for what never gets old. Love is the opposite of underwear. "
Nuf said. I'm gonna keep on keepin' on.