The New Oxford American Dictionary defines curiosity this way:
1 a strong desire to know or learn something: filled with curiosity, she peered through the window | curiosity got the better of me, so I called him. 2 a strange or unusual object or fact: he showed them some of the curiosities of the house.
I, however, define curiosity as a fundamental source to creating a life filled with kindness and peace. To be curious is to be in a state of wonder. It’s an opportunity to listen instead of talking. It’s a moment to slow down. It’s a chance to expand our empathy and understanding.
Being curious, for children and adults alike, makes our brains more receptive for learning. It is the key to sucking the marrow out of life. Let’s stay curious together. Want to join me?
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“The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is — it’s to imagine what is possible.” bell hooks
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