Capacity for wonder — check

Published by Lori Pickert on September 17, 2011 at 12:25 PM


Over the past week I’ve twice heard twenty-somethings wonder whether kids growing up today, kids who were practically born with iPhones in hand, will still have the capacity for wonder. Yesterday as a present for his first day of second grade I brought home an erasable gel pen for my iPhone savvy six year old. After a brief demonstration, he spontaneously hugged me, “I’ve been waiting for this pen my entire life!” I think the kids are alright. — Raul Gutierrez, via Bobulate

This made me smile. Have a good weekend, friends.



Comment by Luisa on September 19, 2011 at 01:53 AM

This is goingto stay with me all dayt tomorrow but it did make me smile too.

Comment by Cristina on September 20, 2011 at 08:21 PM

That is wonderful! And so true. Mine can get as excited over a lump of clay as they do over a computer game.

Peace and Laughter!

Comment by Lori Pickert on September 21, 2011 at 02:13 PM

it's so frustrating when people think that exposure to video games destroys a kid's ability to enjoy anything else. i suspect that kids whose time with video games is severely limited become hyper-desirous of it, so there's a compounding effect. the parents hold it back more because they don't want the kids to be obsessed, and the fact they're holding it back makes the kids desperate to get it. in my experience, at least, kids who have enough free time can indulge their enjoyment of video games and still spend time doing the other things they love — including reading, art, playing outside, music...

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