the importance of wondering

Here’s Marc Maron on what it’s like to forget:

Sure, we have the entire Library of Alexandria in the palm of our hands and can get the answer to any question we have at a moment’s notice, but is this really a good thing?

If we have all the answers, we cease to wonder–to imagine. Our minds don’t stroll and enjoy the scenery, but dash to the finish line instead. Wondering is the first step towards creating, even if you’re only wondering something as simple as “who was that guy who did all that stuff with the peanut?”

Of course, if you’re Marc Maron, maybe wondering isn’t such a good thing…