The demands of life, practicality, and logic- they all hinder and dull curiosity. It’s easy to get bogged down by life, curiosity is what helps to keep life interesting. When we devalue curiosity and devalue learning for the sake of discovery, we take away a joyful and meaningful life. Curiosity brings LIFE!
If you want excitement in your life, if you want to revive your life, start taking notice of the small things you take for granted. Curiosity and creativity are intrinsically linked. Curiosity is the fuel for creativity.
Curiosity is typically thought of as outward exploration of our world, but curiosity is not just external, but can be internal as well as we ask the question, “Who am I?” When we follow the curious journey inward, we are better able to excavate our true selves and create for ourselves a fulfilling life.
Not everyone is going to understand or jump on board with your weird curiosity. Their weirdness may end where yours begins. But ignore that! Just keep going. Keep looking, keep investigating. Keep being curious. You will discover some amazing things you didn’t know before.
Curiosity leads to success. People who change the world do it through curiosity. Revolutionaries who change things and bring justice to the world do so because they are curious. “What does the world look like when we are all equals?” Inventors have asked questions like, “What does the world look like when we can fly?” and when the answer for this curious question was found, life as humanity knew it, changed.
Roger Ebert said, “Socrates told us, ‘the unexamined life is not worth living.’ I think he’s calling for curiosity, more than knowledge. In every human society at all times and at all levels, the curious are at the leading edge.”
It is the people who are chasing their curiosities who change things in this world. They bring change and beauty and life to the world because they are not afraid to ask questions and curiously explore out new answers.