“I have no special talent. I’m just passionately interested.” ~ Albert Einstein
Recently, when talking to her parents, she said. “I made it a rule for my kids to read for an hour every day. There are no two ways to do that. They’re doing it now and it’s great, but they stop asking questions. I stopped being curious, looked dull, and realized that it bothered me. “
Curiously, reading will dull rather than arouse their curiosity.But beyond that, this conversation I Curiosity — About curiosity.
Why are you so curious? And is it even possible to stop being intrigued?
Do you remember when you were a kid you grabbed everything, looked at it from every angle, and explored what it was?
Do you remember being absorbed in asking “why”? Fascinated by the mystery until dawn?
Do you remember feeling the mystery and fascinating glow of seeing ants and worms like magic?
When I think about it, I feel that there are two basic aspects to living: “existing” and “doing.” I feel that curiosity is the quality of “existence.”
Curiosity takes time to learn something, enjoy the moment with surprise and charm, and push the boundaries of spirit, time, perception, rules and expectations.
Curiosity is a spirit of expansion and growth, a spirit that is fascinated by life, lively, and full of doubts and wonders. Observe enthusiastically and have an endless heart. It is a mind that looks sharp and beyond the obvious.
Curious people seem to lead a more fulfilling life. If you think about it, they may explore and seize more opportunities because they are interested in where it leads, because they are interested in who they are and how they are. You can connect with more people and they try more new things because they are interested in how much they can do.
We in fact think that we were born curious, mysteriously, and in the place of this magical being. So at what point do you lose your curiosity?
My answer is when I get involved in “what to do”!
By running from pillar to pillar, caring for family and work, achieving goals, and catching up with the needs of the world and ourselves, it is not too difficult for the balance of life to lean towards “doing”. More “do”. Curiosity can take the backseat and monotony can be set secretly.
Curiosity, in my opinion, is the polish that adds brilliance to all activities in what you do.
As Brian Grazer says in his book Curious, We were born curious, no matter how terrible our curiosity, we are right there waiting to wake up … and that’s great news for me.
So if you want to awaken your curiosity, be captivated and share this charm with others, here are some simple tips.
1. Drop the label.
This is a story about the famous Nobel laureate scientist Richard Feynman. One day, as he walks in the garden, he asks his father, “What kind of bird is this?” His father says, “It’s a red-throated thrush,” and then continues to say the name in many different languages. Then he looks at Feynman and says, “Now you know nothing about birds other than their names.”
The label closes its heart to a world of exciting possibilities.
He is “alcoholic”, she is “liar” and I am “failure”. These are all labels that can lock us into the world around us, and in fact one way we recognize ourselves.
There is a woman who unknowingly labeled it as “nuisance”. Every time she calls, I will say, “She is very annoying.” So it was natural for me to get frustrated as I was interacting with the label I gave her and closing the door to other ways to experience her.
When I dropped the label, I noticed that she had more. She is funny, loving, devoted, and curious. It’s still sometimes frustrating, but it’s not the only way to experience her. It feels like a buffet of experiences with her, and I feel more free in myself, more affection for her, and we actually sometimes share some laughter.
And all I did was be intrigued and ask myself, “What else is she?”
So how do you describe your life, your work, your situation, your relationships with your own people?
And what if you could drop the label of something you think you already know? Look at it as if it were new, as if you didn’t know anything about it. Drop the label to allow your mind to travel through the world of possibilities. What else can I do? How is this happening?
Think wild and think freely!
2. Go beyond the limits of “boring” and use the power of “but”.
Have you ever said, thought or felt “I’m very bored”?
In my opinion, boredom is poisonous to curiosity. It limits the mind.
In many cases, feeling bored is not a problem. The problem is when we stop at it and look no further, closing the door to an exciting world of possibilities.
A little trick is to use the power of “but” to fool your mind.
Every time I say “boring”, I quickly add the word “but” after it.
I’m bored, But Let’s do something fun! It’s boring But How can I find out that I feel it?
“But” denies everything that precedes it and focuses on what follows.
If you can’t find the filler after “But”, say “But” … Pause … Let’s see what happens next. Leave the door open.
When you think about it, it doesn’t make sense to say “it’s boring”. We like such a vast world and have seen almost nothing. How can you get bored? Look in any situation with a curious eye and allow your mind to wander and create what you want to experience.
3. Ask everything with pure charm.
Why are the trees green? Why do birds fly? Why is the sky blue? Why don’t I get that salary increase? Why can’t I lose the £ 10 I want to lose? Why are you doing your current job?
The important thing is to ask questions with pure charm, as if you were trying to solve a mystery.
I remember millions of people seeing apples fall, but Newton asked, “Why?”
I was made fun of by growing up and having a flat nose. Feeling like I needed a sharp nose, my grandmother and I tried to stretch our nose with oil every morning as if it were made of clay. Then one day, I remember strangely asking her: “Why are sharp noses better than flat noses? Do they smell better?”
I don’t remember what she said right now, but I can say that I love my nose now and am very interested in and fascinated by how interesting it is.
Can you imagine working with life, relationships, and pure charm? The world becomes a playground of endless possibilities of mind that is curious and fascinated.
So what is one thing in your life that you may be fascinated and interested in, and how can it change things for you?