Patterns are my cheesecake when I shouldn't have any. I love looking for them, and when I find one, I love dissecting it on my brain table to see what is inside. Its like playing an adventure game. They are everywhere, you just have to think enough and bring the seemingly random pieces together to see their underlying pattern. underlying is the key word here. lying under everything you see is a pattern. A pattern that transcends all physical differences you see with your eyes, all logical differences you see with your brain, and all emotional differences you see with your heart. A mountain ridge in all its random ridgyness is as related to the hair on my arm as butter is to bread.
I found another pattern, this time in relation to my life long question of how to teach people to love learning.
here it is:
A child is curious because it wants answers to everything it doesn't know which is everything.
A teenager is not as curious because it knows all the answers to what it didn't know as a child and it thinks it knows everything
An adult is curious because it wants answers to the news things it didn't know as a teenager.
An elderly isn't as curious because learned all it didn't know as an adult and it thinks it knows everything
So the patterns we see here are all correlated with the ages of each generation and the emotional outlook of life. Children being the babies of the young generation are curious because of a lack of knowledge pertinent to them. Adults being the babies of the old generation being curious because of a lack of knowledge pertinent to them. Teenagers being the adults of the young generation having not as much curiosity because they know everything they didn't know as a child. Elderly being the adult of the old generation having not as much curiosity because they know everything they didn't know as an adult.
If you were to graph out the level of curiosity with the progression of age, there would be a steady up and down roller coaster-like pattern throughout the entire life-cycle of a typical human. It would start out high as a child with an arsenal of needed knowledge, gradually go down with each discovery of new knowledge, then gradually go up again as new needs of knowledge are discovered and again go down as each new need is satisfied.
There has to be other patterns and theories that can be deduced from this.
anything you can bring to light would be awesome!!!!