Chapter Seven Unleash Your Curiosity: Enjoy Learning in the School of Life

My flight on the small commuter plane had only a few passengers, so it did not take long to board and settle into our seats. The flight attendant helped the mother sitting in front of me shorten and fasten the seat belt for her young, slender daughter.

During the lull before the attendant shut the cabin door, the little girl turned to her mother and asked in a loud, demanding voice, “What is cabin pressure? How can they lose it? If they lose cabin pressure, how do they find it? Mother, what is cabin pressure?” The mother looked at the girl but did not answer. Instead, she turned those of us sitting nearby, sighed loudly, and said with good-natured resignation, “It’s ...

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