It always makes me feel proud to hear about outstanding fellow Hungarians outside of our borders. I can not agree more with Ben Dunlap. Hungarians and Hungarian inventions are everywhere. Besides music, film and business I could continue with a list by mentioning names that are well known worldwide in literature, art, medicine and science. In my own backyard countless people have said that they knew a Hungarian whose kind and wise words and actions stuck with them for decades. Even if you haven’t came across one of us yet, you may have noticed “Sheldon’s” tissue paper holder, in one of the very popular tv shows, is a replica of a Rubik’s Cube. And yes, that popular game was also created by a
successful Hungarian architect, Erno Rubik. But what drives an architect to become an inventor? What drives these people to challenge themselves to be better at what they are doing? And what drives them to ask questions outside of their professions?
Ben Dunlap found the answer for me: “And it lay precisely in that insatiable curiosity, that irrepressible desire to know, no matter what the subject, no matter what the cost, even at a time when the keepers of the Doomsday Clock are willing to bet even money that the human race won’t be around to imagine anything in the year 2100, a scant 93 years from now.” He not only answers the above questions but also outlines the importance of lifelong learning.
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