Awhile ago my almost 18 year old nephew, my 81 year old father (grandfather to the nephew), and myself took a trip with my nephew’s boy scout troop to South Carolina. It was in January as I recall. Though it was a long drive, it was worth it. When we got to the dock where the air craft carrier was where the boy scout troop was going to sleep, there was a Russian submarine in the harbor. My father very much wanted to go on the sub and see the inside. He seemed like a little kid in a way, so excited and pleased at the fortune. He had read about these submarines, but never experienced one for himself and now he could. We went in, saw inside, and the pictures I got were wonderful.
I believe that keeping your wonder alive helps you stay alive, being able to see this life as wonderous, and full of fascinating things to explore, the ability to keep that child inside alive, without being childish mind you.