How would you like a snappy, quick weekly email to lubricate your week for curiosity? Quick Curiosity Monday has launched!
Each week I’ll share curiosity-enhancing things I’m thinking about, someone has shared with me, and/or what I’m enjoying.
In case you’re curious…
Do we really want curious kids? They can get on our nerves—always asking questions, testing boundaries, challenging our own assumptions and beliefs, scaring the hell out of us. Do we really want to do what it takes to raise curious kids? It can be exhausting.
If you would answer, “yes” to these questions, especially if it was less annoying and exhausting, stick with me here.
When do you have to predict the future? I’m not talking about the kind of tiny and important predictions we make every day like predicting whether we will get hit by a car if we cross a highway during rush hour, or whether our amorous proposals will be accepted or rejected. I’m talking about seemingly more complicated predictions. Perhaps you’re planning for an adventurous life change or launching a new venture or product. How do you personally consider what might happen?
TEDxPortland, with its great and good speakers, crisp orchestration, and fun musical performances, was a crushing success.
TED conferences create convergence and cross-pollination of people and ideas from the fields of technology, entertainment and design. Few talk, many listen. Most come away with her or his own beautiful lessons, takeaways and answers. Some act on them. The trail between those who are inspired and those who act on that inspiration is often paved by a few curious questions.
The key to making things understandable is to understand what it’s like not to understand. Richard Saul Wurman, Founder of TED
It is dangerous not to see now as the urgent time to usher in the Age of Curiosity. Just ask the hilariously brilliant Amy Schumer. WTH does Amy have anything to do with curiosity? Great! You’re curious.
If you skip all these words of foreplay and jump right down to the bullet points (like we all do–so busy we are!), you’ll make the case for curiosity in that one action alone. If not, here’s your case for curiosity now: