A More Beautiful Question

An average four year old girl in Britain asks around 390 questions a day. But as we age we stop asking questions. This is evident from the chart given below. Our reading and writing skills went up but our questioning skills went down a lot. In the excellent book A More Beautiful Question – Warren…

The pleasure of finding things out

In the excellent book The Pleasure of Finding things out – Richard Feynman writes All the kids were playing in the field and one kid said to me, “See that bird, what kind of bird is that?” And I said, “I haven’t the slightest idea what kind of a bird it is”. He says, “It’s…

Why?

Charlie Munger tells that If you want to get smart, the question you have to keep asking is “why, why, why, why?“ Being curious is one of our moral duties. 1. What we can learn from┬áLeonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist,…