Curiosity is the Wick in the Candle of Learning- By Fida Ancy

  • Contributed by : Fida Ancy
  • Status : Student
  • Class : 8
  • Age : 13
  • Mode : Simple
  • Article type : Short Speech
  • Target Age Group : 11-15 Years

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This is a motivational 2-minute speech on the importance of curiosity and its connection to learning.

“The important thing is to never stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. The above are the words of the renowned scientist, Dr. Albert Einstein.  I am sure that all of you are extremely familiar with the common phrase, “Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.”

From a very young age, we have ideas drilled into our heads. But, do we ask questions? Albert Einstein once said that he had no special talents, but he was only passionately curious. Curiosity is the desire to learn, to understand new things, and to know how they work. It is the foundation of learning. Without curiosity, Sir Isaac Newton would have never formulated the laws of physics, Marie Curie might never have researched radioactivity and the world today might have been drastically different.

But how does curiosity affect our learning? Recent studies show that once our curiosity is piqued, it helps our brain remember things that we learn from that point onwards. Besides, curiosity leads to increased activity in the hippocampus, which is the region of the brain involved in the creation of memories, and also makes learning more rewarding. In addition, curiosity opens up our mind to new possibilities and ideas. After all, it takes a curious mind to question the most mundane things in our life.

In conclusion, without curiosity, innovation and development is quite impossible. It is important to open your mind and question everything around you. As Indira Gandhi once said, “The power to question is the basis of all human progress.”

 

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