I like introducing young people to “wow! but be skeptical too.” a lot. I saw the recent animation that’s a possible connection of a string theory + a loop quantum gravity showing possible quantum foam, and it’s a beautiful animation, likely taking a lot of computer processing power to generate.
So, it’s amazing! Yet at the same time, it’s part of an ongoing process, so it’s healthy to go, “Yes, this might be it and also no this might not be it!”
So, I paired up the animation with a song called Fix Ya by Coldplay – a song with a well-known first line, “When you try your best but you don’t succeed”, implying that this *could* be a great success but it might not be, so you can be both excited and amazed while also ready for a let down.
Awkward to hold two seemingly contradictory positions together but I think it’s healthy. Hard work and hope with a dash of “maybe not though too”.