A Responsibility to Awe

What does it mean when we say we are ‘awed’ by something? According to Silva, it is in the things we perceive that force us to reconfigure our mental models of the world in order to assimilate them.

Think. The next tutorial, the next lesson, the next zero period, the next lunch with your classmate, your family, the next bus ride. Hedonic adaptation means we might literally adapted our brain to these moments such that we are no longer awed and inspired by the banality of the everyday.

How can we bring back that awe?


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