It inspires persistence. You’ve heard the term “burning curiosity” before. It refers to a too-strong-to-be-dismissed impulse to know why, how, what, etc. You’ve probably seen this in action before: When your curious child really wants to know why the dinosaurs died, for example, he won’t be satisfied with a one-sentence answer. He’ll keep asking you to explain what you know, and he may even take the initiative to read books, to do research online, or perhaps even to build a dinosaur out of papier-mâché.
Tell me why!»