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Idea to Invention by Patricia Nolan-Brown

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Are You Inquisitive? Cultivate Curiosity!

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

An inventor's best friend is curiosity. In fact, that may be the single most important trait for any human being. Why? Because it's the spark that adds meaning and interest to life. Remember when you were a kid and you wanted to know everything? Why is the sky blue? What makes grass green? Why does it get dark at night? Children are just naturally inquisitive and they're interested in everything. Very young children are never bored—they're too busy ...

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