December 8, 2008 9:06am CST
It has been said that curiosity kills the cat I read that a curious mind is a healthy one especially for kids. Many inventions we see today have been born out of curiosity and we enjoy these inventions today. I know a kid who is very inquisitive and will ask questions about virtually everything around him, but I was wondering if this sis sop healthy for him as he sometimes get into trouble because of his inquisitiveness .In your opinion do you think it is wise to allow this attitude grow or it should be encouraged?
• United States
19 Dec 08
I think that curiosity is a good thing at any stage of life. When you are curious, you have the desire to increase your knowledge. I can't see anything wrong with becoming more intelligent. It is very normal for children to ask questions. You must remember that they are very new to this planet and must acquire the same amount of knowledge that we sometimes take for granted. This also depends on the age of the child. At a certain age, it is almost un-natural for children not to ask questions. In my opinion, I think that you should let the child ask as many questions as he wants because he will eventually grow out of the stage.
• South Africa
23 Dec 08
nice response and i guess you are very right about kids being new to this planet afterall we were once like that i even remember my mum saying to me one day that she was surproised that i did not choose to study law because i ask a lot of question,i guess the best way to assist these kids is to give thenm answers that are as accurate as we can lest they get the wrong answers from strangers out there and then act on the information.
9 Dec 08
Indeed the curiosity kills the cat, but the kids is not the cats. I think they should be given the proper information about their curiosity. I mean, if they asked all things from us, it would be better because they would get the information from the right source. I couldn't imagine if they asked it from the other person who turned up to be the bad guys. They could give the fals info which would just get the kids in trouble. The curiosity is good, and it would be best if you can handle their curiosity by making answers that is acceptable for them. If you neeed to, you could just ask them to find the answers together from the internet or the encyclopedia. That would be nice
• South Africa
12 Dec 08
thanks i cant agree less with you that its better to give them accurate answers to their questions to satisfy their curiousity lest they get the wrong answers from the very wrong sources which of course abound out there.thank you so much for your insight
• United States
20 Apr 09
The moment I read your first sentence, curiosity kills the cat, all I could think of, satisfaction brought him back. The only thing that annoys me with anyone, child or adult, is when they ask the same questions over and over and over and over again! That's aggravating. I don't mind being asked questions from anyone and more than once, but constantly 3x or more a day and almost every day for weeks. Yeah, I've had enough and start asking them what did I already tell you. I definitely think encouraging a healthy and inquisitive mind is wonderful, and adding in the pros and cons of those questions and what could result from doing this or that is a plus, I just hope they fully understand and get it.