Wonder is a vital tool for humans to understand their role in the universe. The short-lived feeling of awe offers a sense of understanding of how much we have yet to understand. Wonder, in the spiritual sense, provides inspiration and motivation to become better and improve things that are broken. And, as all humanity is recovering from the Coronavirus pandemix, we can use a sense of wonder to usher in a new and flourishing world for generations to come.
- Experiencing a feeling of wonder focuses our attention on big picture aspects of life.
- Tech culture recognizes the value of wonder, e.g, Google employees are encouraged to let curiosity drive their efforts.
- The motivation to fix brings things can be derived from a spiritual sense.
“Researchers identify the experience of a positive feeling of wonder as a response to perceptions that transcend our current frames of reference.”