The Dissapearance of Wonder

I have recently noticed that in today’s world, curiosity and wonder is close to non-existant. Now that search resources such as Google exist, we just look up the answers.

I recently read an article on ‘The extinction of the curious’, and I think it would be very interesting of someone were to look deeper into this.

The topic of this article would be more on the cultural side of Arts & Culture.

  • This is intriguing. Or, you could say... curious. The flipside of this argument could be that readily-available resources increase curiosity, or at least immediately satisfy that curiosity and promote the spread of knowledge. – Erica Beimesche 7 years ago
  • I don't think wonder or curiosity has become extinct. We simply do not search it out anymore. Children certainly still have this sense of wonder, just like they always have. Spouses on their wedding day are filled with unimaginable wonder and joy. No matter how many pictures of beautiful places you see, you'll still be amazed and awe-struck at their beauty in person. Wonder and curiosity aren't gone, they're buried. Buried much deeper than they've ever been, but they are there. As a species we've settled for complacency and instant information, but what we need is adventure and wonder. – G Anderson Lake 7 years ago
  • This is interesting. I would like to see some research to back it up because I can't say that I agree that wonder has gone extinct. I feel like we wouldn't be progressing as a society if we didn't have curious people in the world. How else would there be all of these incredible new technologies if someone didn't wonder whether or not something can be done? You can't Google innovation! Maybe it's not that we don't have curious people in the world at all but rather that they're a rare breed. I also really hope that whoever decides to write this spells "disappearance" correctly. – Nicole Williams 7 years ago
  • Maybe wonder and curiosity are taking new forms. Perhaps they manifest themselves differently in our technology rich era. I'd be interested to see a literary experiment in wonder and curiosity. Surely people still ask questions. Is that curiosity? Are people listening? And is the divide between listening and understanding also the wall between curiosity and wonder? How much curiosity does it take to feel wonder? I think there are lot of good questions lurking in here. – rollerz 7 years ago

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