Too many adults today, are so busy proving their worth by flexing their intellectual and professional muscles, that they've become afraid to openly express curiosity. They shudder at the thought of appearing naive or uninformed - to a fault. Somewhere along life's journey, a particular experience or series of experiences caused this type of individual to loose the childlike wonder they were born with.
But that's a great loss for the individual, local community, and society as a whole.
Wonder is a necessity that creates an appreciation for the environment we live in, the local communities that play a role in our lives, the familial as well as the spiritual. Wonder reminds us of our limitations, by grounding us to the fact that we are a tiny piece of a puzzle that will not be solved in our lifetime. But nonetheless, our lives and what happens during our lifetime adds more pieces to that puzzle. Wonder keeps us humble. It fosters an appreciation for how things work, while propelling us to search for answers. Wonder stimulates innovation, while keeping us anchored in a truth that is bigger than any single individual. Wonder keeps us inspired. It whispers gently to us that its okay to dream and those dreams are worth pursuing.