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Curiosity

“Touch it and check its temperature”, said grandfather to mom who at the time was holding a three year old me in her arms. Unaware that he was addressing mother, I instinctively reached out and planted my palm flat on a steam iron. My anguished cries of “HE TOLD ME TO DO IT” brought the ceiling down and earned a visit from the neighbours. A week later, seeing dad work with a soldering iron melting metal as though it were sorcery caught my attention and he had me begging to learn. “Hold it in your hands”, he said, and I did exactly that. I put in the deathly grip of my half-inch fingers the searing hot iron, ignoring the dainty yellow plastic handle, which called for another round of worried phone calls.                 I have been fortunate enough to have a family that fostered my curiosity. By the age of seven, I had stuffed jewellery in a desktop to see “where the pretty lights came from” and used a laptop to iron a soaking wet napkin. I was never reprimanded, instead they asked me…

Change

So it's been awhile since I've written one of these, but seeing as I have too much time to spare, I thought of sharing another of  my insightful insights that so many of the 3 of you love to read. At this point I am just rambling on for the introducing for this article, so here goes.
"The present has all the contingency of the past and is every bit as malleable. Everything in our environment is up for development. The majority of what exists is arbitrary; not inevitable nor right, it is simply the result of muddle and happenstance. The way we enter the world carries with it an inherent bias towards the idea that change is finished, and history already been settled."

So we're constantly told why things are the way they are and are asked to accept them, no questions asked.  As I have previously said in another post, we have been granted free will, the greatest power of them all. Thus we're allowed to choose from a plethora of paths and people and no one can te…