“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” - Albert Einstein.
‘Because we always brush our teeth before bed.’
‘To stop our teeth falling out.’
‘Because we need our teeth.’
Mr Einstein was a clever chap. If he thought it important that my kids continually fire questions at me, who am I to disagree?
‘Look, it’s bed time now.’
‘Because it’s late… Sweet dreams.’
If no one actually teaches children the ‘infinite why loop’, how do they learn it?
Kids don’t need encouragement to ask questions, they’re absolutely full of them. It’s wonderful. The only trouble, questions require answers.
And what is a good answer?
This is something I’ve struggled with for some time. Good quality answers are difficult. How do I avoid introducing my own preconceptions or bias? In good...
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