We live in a digital world.
A world filled with Memes, images, news, iPads, iPhones, tablets, computers, money on pieces of plastic, gadgets, gizmos, and enough information to fill vaults the size of mountains.
I’m wondering, however, if technology has killed curiosity.
Especially in today’s youth.
My mind quickly races to many movies, where a child’s curiosity is piqued when he gets his first library card. I myself remember this occasion in my life. I got a library card from the local library, and felt the world was immediately at my fingertips. I searched the books. I ravished them. I thought. I pondered. I wrote notes. I compiled piles of papers, filled with my ideas and inventions for the future.
Are today’s youth doing the same?
I feel that, yes, there’s certainly a wealth of information online, but is it really being absorbed?
Today a youngster can pull up Wikipedia and guzzle up page after page of data, but again, is it being learned? Ingrained?
Or take the news, for example. Every person has news thrown in their face all day long from TV’s and phones, and a newspaper no longer needs subscribing to or picking up in the early morning hours of the day. The searching is gone…it’s just…there. Already.
Maybe I’m worrying about something that’s not important, or maybe I’ve discovered a real problem.
Whether right or wrong, my concern is there.
I want to live in a world where adventures are real, journeys are had, and the mind is continually charged with a curious fire.
Are you living in this world?
Or are you living in a world where your curiosity has evaporated?
Photo by Lozula.