Curiosity is a Luxury

Leisure is a pre-requisite to curiosity, and not everyone can afford to have leisure. But as our world becomes more advanced, leisure is becoming less of a luxury and more of a commonality.

The first advanced civilization, Mesopotamia, was a side effect of the first agricultural revolution. Before, our ancestors spent hours each day hunting and foraging. Now, we can farm crops and create a surplus. This meant we had leisure time, and Mesopotamian’s invented the wheel, cursive script, mathematics, and agriculture as a result.

Today, there are still many people that can’t afford leisure time and thus can’t pursue their curiousity. Many people out there need to work two jobs to make ends meet. Many people live below the poverty line.

The fact that I have leisure time and can afford to be curious is truly a blessing.

September 13, 2020

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