Makers are curious.
They are explorers. They pursue projects that they personally find interesting.
When I was a child, I had an annoying habit of asking “why?” incessantly. It got so bad that once, at the end of a week-long camp, while the other kids were given titles like “best athlete” and “fastest swimmer” I was bestowed the name “Little Miss Why.” In retrospect, I don’t think it was meant as a compliment. As a parent, I’ll admit that I’ve occasionally gotten exasperated when my daughters ask me that same question countless times in a row. I’ve even resorted to the unsatisfactory answer “Because!”
Based on what I’ve learned of other makers’ childhoods, I definitely wasn’t alone in my inquiry-based approach to life. Perhaps ...