Humans, especially children, are quite unique in their insatiable quest for knowledge and understanding.
No other animal spends as much time or energy seeking answers simply for the sake of knowledge.
But there's one vast area of human curiosity that can't be satisfied through research or education alone — our curiosity about the people around us.
But the ability to speak is only one part of the equation—and not the most important part.
But somewhere around the time we begin formal education, our questions tend to drop off.
We learn that giving the right answers is more important than asking the right questions.
A man and woman face each other across a table at a downtown bistro, looking nervous and awkward. There is a stiff formality to the way they sit—no slouching. It remains to be seen if it will pick up speed, gain altitude, and soar skyward . Sometimes they lead to burning love; sometimes they go down in flames.
All the observable and obvious clues: They are nicely groomed—stylish, but not overdone. As would-be romances go, this plane is very slow to leave the gate and get onto the runway. or if it will lose engine power and sit on the tarmac indefinitely. It’s true that first dates can be one of the most nerve-wracking, anxiety-producing situations in our society.