Watching my infant son explore was interesting. Part of me was biting nails hoping a lamp or something wouldn’t fall and crush him, part of me was mad because he was getting away from me, and another part of me was excited to watch curiosity at its best.
Caleb was a climber! No fear, none whatsoever! I think there is a danger in not being curious. Are you curious where pastors / or dj’s get their stories? Are you curious how a movie / tv series is made? Are you curious how your favorite meal is prepared in the kitchen? Are you curious of why “this is that” and “that is this”?
Why is being curious so important?
- It makes your mind active instead of passive. Curious people always ask questions and search for answers in their minds. Their minds are always active. Since the mind is like a muscle which becomes stronger through continuous exercise, the mental exercise caused by curiosity makes our mind stronger.
- It makes your mind observant of new ideas. When you are curious about something, your mind expects and anticipates new ideas related to it. Without curiosity, the ideas may pass right in front of us and yet we miss them because our mind is not prepared to recognize them. Just think, how many great ideas may have lost due to lack of curiosity?
- It opens up new worlds and possibilities. By being curious, you will be able to see new worlds and possibilities which are normally not visible. They’re hidden behind the surface of normal life, and it takes a curious mind to look beneath the surface and discover these new worlds and possibilities.
- It brings excitement into your life. The life of curious people is far from boring. It’s neither dull nor routine. There are always new things that attract their attention, there are always new ‘toys’ to play with. Instead of being bored, curious people have an adventurous life.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning… Never lose a holy curiosity.” – Albert Einstein