Since I was a little child, I was attracted from curiosities, special historical events and the lives of famous people. I find such things inspiring, as they make me understand how big things are done. From them, I understand that nothing big and significant can be done by a single man. Instead, if many capable people get together for the same purpose, there is no limit to what they can achieve. When I come to know about the lives of many famous people, I see that almost all of them come from normal, sometimes very poor families. And, it is only through believing in their dreams and facing difficulties without fear, that they became stars and source of inspiration for many generations.
Now that I’ve grown up and become a mother, I still conserve my curiosity, but I’ve learned to use it for a noble purpose: to educate my child through curiosities … and not only him. In addition to our daily fairy tails when: we go to sleep, we’re relaxing or before bedtime, I’ve created the “curiosities’ time”. During this time I share with my family the special events of that particular day. Before I browsed the encyclopedias to fulfill such curiosity, while today, in Internet Era, I’m also a regular user of Wikipedia and other serious websites online.
Most of the days, I select most special historical events. My interest rests on the scientific events, education (schools, rare books, etc.); events celebrated on that day (national and international) as well as birthdays of famous people. I share these events with my family, enriching our day and engaging my family into a nice and educational time away from television, phone, computer and tablet. And, it is so easy to do this, it only requires us together sitting on the table, on the balcony, walking or drinking coffee in a coffee shop.
Since my family enjoys very much this activity, I thought I’d put some more efforts and offer you time after time the opportunity to do the same. I’m sure you’ve seen articles about curiosities in FAMILY+ Blog. It is a chance for you to pick up those that you find interesting and to discuss with your children and family members. Sometimes, my son becomes curious after one event in particular and asks for more information. So, we both browse books or navigate online for information to quench his curiosity. The pre-school teacher tells me that my son further tells these things to other kids in his pre-school classes, even boasting a bit “see how much I know”-:) My husband, as well, has not been able to escape from this trend. Time after time he tells me about the discussions he has with his colleagues about any of “curiosities of the day”, that we consume every day as family.
I’m very proud that my passion for curiosities is now the reason of creating an atmosphere for knowledge-acceptance to the people around myself. I hope, you my dear friends, can do the same thing, in order to be distracted a bit from daily issues and worries; as well as providing the mind with positive and inspirational thoughts, away from black chronicle events that have filled up news editions and other TV shows.
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