Curiosity Inspired is a phrase that we’ve adopted to express our love for exploring, learning, thinking and questioning. Isaac Asimov spoke of curiosity as “the overwhelming desire to know,” adding that “it is not characteristic of dead matter.” S. Leonard Rubinstein said “curiosity is a willing, a proud, and eager confession of ignorance.” We couldn’t agree more. There is a great big world to explore in every direction we look. From our universe to our planet, to our country, to our locality, even in each other. Children are born with an innate curiosity, yet in an effort to refine them we often end up subduing their wonder. We began making videos because we recognized that curiosity is waning among children today. Children today are for the most part educated the same (ignoring differences in learning styles), explore virtually (failing to engage all the senses), and groomed to fill occupational needs, rather than empowered to discover and grow out of their natural strengths. Colleges and universities are filled with students who are taught to value education yet often waste part or most of their years of study aimlessly wondering which major and career path to choose. Those who continue down this path often end up unfulfilled, which doesn’t just hurt them, it hurts all of us. For failure to realize the full potential of their strength and creativity only robs the world of new discoveries, explorations and adventures that might have been their unique contribution to us all. If little learners could begin to experience firsthand about all the different and wonderful things they can potentially do and be through the exploration of interesting people and places, perhaps this tragedy could be avoided. This video is a short version of our journey into curiosity and wonder.
“There are no foolish questions, and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions.” -Charles Proteus Steinmetz