My daughter, who just turned 7 this past Monday, has been known to ask some pretty amazing questions. This is actually beyond cool because she was diagnosed with High-Functioning Autism over 2 years ago. Part of her issues was her inability to initiate questions. Now, she initiates them and has some very awesome questions. In the recent past she's asked why the ocean is salty and whether carnivores or herbivores eat dairy.
This past weekend, she started asking some questions that I found really fascinating. First, she asked how people perceive the taste of food. I started to explain how taste buds on the tongue work, but she stopped me and told me that she understood the mechanics of it. She just didn't understand how people decide whether they like or hate a particular food. This led into a broader discussion of why people develop what they like or don't like in the world, be it certain clothes they wear, food they eat, or anything else.
Essentially, how does a person develop their personality? My husband and I explained to her that she's asking questions that no one knows the answers to, but scientists are probably working away doing research on this topic. We added that maybe someday she'll be a scientist who'll research this and come up with the answers!
I'm blown away by her curiosity and the questions she's asking. It's so hard for me to believe that we couldn't get any type of questions out of her in the not so distant past!
Keep those amazing questions coming, honey! And don't you ever stifle your quest for knowledge!