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A Thought for the Week

by John M Grimes

It has been said that curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind . . . It has also been said that one of the secrets of life is to keep out intellectual curiosity acute.
The key to knowledge is curiosity. The curious child learns. The curious adult, likewise, improves his mind and expands his knowledge.
Without curiosity the urge to know why there's little incentive to investigate, study and solve the mysteries of life.
The famous discoverers have often been stimulated by simple occurrences. . . the way a plant grows, the odd color of a flower, etc.
Though some dismiss the curious as eccentrics or "nuts", the intelligent are curious about all the mysteries which surround him.
To a considerable degree, then, curiosity is the basis and motivation of much of the world's knowledge . . .
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