Everything has such greater impact on you as a child. I remember how the meaning of a book or a movie stayed with me until bedtime, the imagery dancing around vividly in my innocent mind out of wonder. Now it seems all that was once meaningful and visceral drifts in and out indifferently, unable to pin anything of substance down from the numbness gained by the passing of time. Our adult lives have encountered new frontiers, and it is curiosity that allows the awe to persist.
Jason Silva describes the mechanics behind this beautifully in his videos. Here is“The Ecstasy of Curiosity” on his youtube channel Shots of Awe.
Do yourself a favor and watch all of his videos. They are truly wonderful and live up to the channel’s title.