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Draw Something

There’s been a surge in the number of mobile games being played. Unfortunately, people flock to games that require little brain activity, or little activity at all. Years ago, I discovered Chess with Friends and was addicted, but the people around me not so much. Recently, I’ve found that my students, and the people around me are playing Draw Something.

I’m disappointed. I’m disappointed in the fact that we’re so wired in all the time, and have access to a whole universe of information, but use this technology to play Pictionary. Less than 10% of my students have a clue about what’s going on in the world outside their bubbles, and sadly choose not to break the mold. Most of the people I meet aren’t in the least bit curious about anything beyond their day to day.

Apathy is a terrible thing. I’m not sure whether it’s simply a lack of curiosity, or a fundamental lack of education, but it’s horrifying. It’s mind blowing.

What’s more mind blowing is that each person is composed of trillions of cells. And within each of those cells is an unimaginable number of processes occurring. And each of those processes requires trillions of trillions of atoms to work. And within those atoms are an uncountable number of subatomic particles, each participating in the grand scheme of this thing that we call life. And on an even more magnificent scale, take a look at the image on the left.

Sure, you may feel completely insignificant because of this. But I feel an incredible obligation to find out as much of this awesomeness as possible. So think differently, and be curious.

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein

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