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Curiosity is the greatest human quality – Hank Green

It’s awesome when things on the internet re-affirm what you are doing, or that ideas you had were apparently not ill-conceived.

As i’ve stated before on this blog, I’m a big fan of the vlogbrothers, Hank and John Green. Well, Hank just posted this wonderful video:

Mr. Green, I couldn’t agree more!

I just went to the Ontario Science Center a few days ago, so I relate to multiple aspects of this video, and the larger point I think is a great one. Here’s a quote from part of the video:

“I think curiosity may be the finest human quality. You can make the argument for love, but love is limited. Curiosity in some ways is like the opposite of judgement. You can’t hate something if you’re curious about it, and really, you can be curious about everything”

The more you know, the more accepting and compassionate you can be towards a person or situation.

What do you think? Agree or disagree with Mr. Green?

Confessions of a secret map lover

I am primarily a visually oriented person. I learn best when I can see what you’re trying to teach me. I may not be so great at directional orientation, but I have in the last few years started to become ever more fascinated by georgraphy. I went through a brief phase on memrise.com trying to learn and memorize every country on each continent (didn’t end up going past South America, for shame!), and even all the flags for every nation of the world (got farther on that one!).

But I do have a strong fascination with maps, and I feel like if time and money were no object, I would really love to either be, or apprentice with a city planner (ps – if you are a city planner, please email me! I’d love to ask you some questions!) Continue reading