Being curious is one of the best things you can be in life. It keeps you young. It keeps your mind active. It makes you interesting; it makes other people interesting. It is having the desire to learn or know more about something or someone. Even the word itself looks curious and a little bit strange, and that’s what is so wonderful about being curious.
If you are ever in a social situation where you don’t know anyone and everyone seems like a stranger, you can go into curious mode and ask open-ended questions. “Hi what brings you here today?” “What do you like best about these occasions?” “I’m new to this type of event, what can you tell me about it?”
Or if you are feeling alone and no one is around, you can go online and learn about something you’ve never explored before. Like, what’s the dumbest dog in the world? Or people falling down which brings up some very funny YouTube video’s—or cats doing dog tricks. Or what about going to the closest big city and going to a museum or art exhibition?
My dad always used to find his next hobby in the library. He told me once, “I pop into the library and look at books. I see a topic that is interesting to me and I take out the book and start reading.” He had many a hobby just from doing that, from playing golf to pottery, to building a 25 foot sail boat in our back yard, he learned it all from books.
Today, is your ‘being curious’ day. Pick anything and be curious about it. It could even be your child, or partner or parent. Ask them to spend an hour or so with you so that you can find out as much as you can about them. Ask them questions like, “What is your earliest memory?” “What is your fondest memory?” “What do you like to do most?” “What scares you?” And so on. Today my friend take the time to be curious and interested and you will find it takes you out of yourself and into many more interesting worlds.