Seeing kids play Minecraft or Lego, watching them build and then creating stories around what they build, reminds me that our life itself is a series of stories that’ve been constructed around us and by us.

We get so deeply intertwined in the stories that we forget the building blocks of our life. The constant stories going on in our head and being fed to us from the various screens around us have turned us numb to the miracle and wonder of life.

The latest from Maria Popova’s literary newsletter “The Marginalian” reminds us of the same through Herman Hesse’s observations.

How to Be More Alive: Hermann Hesse on Wonder and the Proper Aim of Education

“While wandering down the path of wonder, I briefly escape the world of separation and enter the world of unity.”

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