We’ve heard it before and it’s a big fat lie, “Curiosity killed the cat!” It’s intended to protect us as children from doing things that are harmful to us. The problem with childhood advice is that it often influences us as adults. It’s quite easy to live our lives surrounded by people who are just like us in most ways. And because we’ve been raised to be afraid of curiosity we never venture outside of our homogenous norm.
If we want to grow, be stretched, and learn new things we have to say “screw the cat” I want to be curious. Samuel Johnson says “Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.” So let’s throw caution to the wind and surround ourselves with people who think, believe, vote and act differently than ourselves. Be Passionately Curious!
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