I read this today on Daring Fireball : http://daringfireball.net/linked/2013/01/15/swartz-curious
If you watch little kids, they are intensely curious, always exploring and trying to figure out how things work. The problem is that school drives all that curiosity out. Instead of letting you explore things for yourself, it tells you that you have to read these particular books and answer these particular questions.
This is so true. I am very thankful as a kid I was homeschooled for a while since I think that allowed me to maintain some of my curiosity. Now that I am a dad, when I look at my little girl I realize she is perfect and that the world and my stewardship could mess her up more than she would on her own. I need to maintain her curiosity and protect her from losing it.
Just look at that pic?
I have some work to do…