Some of history’s most interesting people were probably among the most annoying.
They drove their parents nuts. Teachers too.
We all knew kids like this, the ones who constantly challenged. They were the ones who stood over Dad as he was changing the oil, asking a million questions about how cars work. They took apart Mom’s watch without knowing how to put it back together. They never stopped asking, “Why?”
Some went into relatively mundane careers, others went on to change the world. Relatively few found great acclaim; most toiled in anonymity. Yet there’s a good bet all led interesting lives.
What did they have in common?
No one doubts the value of learning. How we learn is among the most studied (and debated) topics in human history. In the simplest terms, before we learn, we apply natural curiosity.
Curiosity is in itself counter intuitive to our survival. It can lead us directly into danger. What other than curiosity drove Chuck Yeager to jump into a plane intending to break the sound barrier, with no idea what would occur if he succeeded? Beyond basic needs, we really don’t need anything that comes from the application of our natural curiosity. Still, there’s no denying our quest for exploring the world of the unknown.
Why climb a mountain? Because it’s there.
Practicing natural curiosity is a core value at Romo Durable Graphics. In our quest to eliminate manual application of our graphics in the 90’s, we came up with a unique in-mold graphic product. It fueled our exploration of adding functionality to our customers’ products, resulting in RFID/NFC-enabled graphics to temperature sensitive coatings and everything in between.
When we come across a new application, our first question isn’t, “Can we bid that for you?” We ask “Is there a better way?”
William Arthur Ward, one of America’s most quoted writers, said, “Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.” May your candle burn bright.
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