Us as teens are drawn to the most trivial things that come out. Since the dawn of time, something that possibly drives this state of avidity isn’t envy, but its curiosity.
What’s my point? Transitioning from age to age isn’t fun. However, something that makes it worth our while, and always did were the simple things. Things that peaked our curiosity. It helps to actually build our knowledge on the things around us. Build foundation, strengthen foundation and even branch off of our broader knowledge, logic and street smarts. Maybe this happens because our curiosity drives us to try out the things we haven’t tried before, helping us to develop our own opinions and not follow what the people around us think. Why you ask? Here’s an example, fads. They’re something that comes up one after another. Either annoying us to death, or entertaining us until we get so bored and annoyed. Either way we end up in the same direction. However, we still allow ourselves to try and experience them and figure out what works best for us. So why do we get stuck in the same cycle? Probably since our natural state of curiosity beats us to it every time. From fashion fads to toy fads and even to food fads, we can’t help but allow that impulse to prevail.
Let’s get to the point. Fidget spinners? What’s the deal? To be honest it’s all about opinion, either something you love or you hate. That’s fads for you. You either hate it or love it. If you’re in middle school or high school, you’re probably seeing them all the time. On the one hand, they help to shift our focus when our brains start to drift but on the other hand, they end up not only distracting us but the people around us. I’m not here to tell you if they are good or bad. I’m here to say that it’s all feeding into the curious minds of teens and tweens. At the end of the day, it helps us formulate opinions towards the world and help to gain perspective, of what we like and don’t because curiosity always gets the best of us. So whether you like it or not, they still are helping you to grow and flourish into a person of value, fidget spinners and fads. Something the future has to have in order to exist.