Why that information?

We were at the Academic Bowl National Championships in Atlanta, Georgia. Both of my sons are on the CHS Academic Team, and they qualified for participation in the championship tournament.

They had already been through about six rounds of the competition, when I walked up to Luke’s seat after a round they had just finished. I looked down at a paper he had been writing on during the previous round. He had jotted down names and dates that were a part of the quiz bowl round they had just completed.

Super competitive, I asked him why he was recording that information. I commented that they would probably not ask anything pertaining to that information again, and it probably wouldn’t benefit him in the competition. He looked up and said, “Yeah, but this is all stuff I want to know.”

—Jeremiah Tatum, revised from his congregation’s bulletin

#knowledge #desire