Childlike qualities are needed to open our eyes to the world

@angelajoy (1839)
Philippines
June 8, 2009 9:42pm CST
When I was a child I used to ask a lot of things about the world. I asked about God, life, and how the world works. Most adults that I asked didn't seem to care much about the things that I was asking, so eventually I learned to keep these questions to myself. After a while I stopped caring about these questions, until I read Jostein Gaarder's book titled Sophie's World. This book reminded me of the inquisitiveness that I have lost, of the childlike curiosity about the world that I once had. Because of this, I am very thankful, and I promised myself that I would bring back the philosopher in me. How about you? Have you brought back the philosopher in you?
3 responses
@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
9 Jun 09
My Children have once again opened my eyes and have helped me to see things as if I am seeing them for the first time. to think about how things work, and why the grass is green or the sky is blue..
@angelajoy (1839)
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
Being with children really does open one's eyes a bit wider and reminds one of the wonders of the world.
@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
9 Jun 09
Yes it does, today I took the kids to the park, a local one that has a child safe waterfall for them to slide down. (see picture) the looks on their faces says it all. What a blessing it was to see them enjoy it so much and to get so much out of it.
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@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
9 Jun 09
Douglas sliding down waterfall - Waterfall, douglas, falls, children, fun
Forgot the picture.. ooops
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@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
6 Jul 09
I'm still quite inquisitive myself. So much that my mother finds it annoying. When she's telling a story I go for the details and the "behind the scenes" and ask "why did he do that?" Anything that didn't make sense to me, I asked "why?" I thought she found me impolite but then she explained that I shouldn't be asking too many questions because she can't answer them. I wondered why she just wouldn't say "I don't know" if she really doesn't know because that's what I would have done. Thanks for the response on my discussion :)
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@angelajoy (1839)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
Haha... some people really find it irritating when others ask them too many questions. I find it irritating when someone asks me something that I don't know and the person who asks me knows that I don't know but still ask.
• United States
10 Jun 09
Great discussion! When we close ourselves to curiosity, we miss so much! It's the core of our being, and what causes us never to stop growing.
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@angelajoy (1839)
• Philippines
10 Jun 09
I couldn't agree more with you. If we stop being curious then we'd stop moving forward.