Life Skill I: Curiosity

What can be worse than constantly hearing the phrase “curiosity killed the cat”, when you are both curious and a great cat lover. But, it has happened. Whenever I tend to question the system, there are voices pulling me back to familiarity. Whenever I try to venture out to try something new, possibility of failure is thrust on me.

So, I tend to fall back on old adage “not all those who wander are lost” quite often. Trying out new things, whether it results in failure or success, gives me a broader view of the world.

Wandering necessarily requires leap of faith that leads to an acceptance of the world around me but most importantly it leads to better acceptance of myself as I deal with uncertainty.

“It’s daring to be curious about the unknown, to dream big dreams, to live outside prescribed boxes, to take risks, and above all, daring to investigate the way we live until we discover the deepest treasured purpose of why we are here.”

Curiosity has also made me bold as I am able to beat my thumping heart and butterflies of my stomach to do what I should be doing to achieve my dreams. Curiosity lets me break barriers of tradition and dogmatism to help me explore my own boundaries.

However, there is caution necessary even to the wonderful skill of curiosity.  No curiosity can justify poking nose into other people’s business.  Also, anything that could endanger our lives in any way cannot be warranted by being curious. In short, it does not mean jumping into well to see what is at the end of the well.

Nevertheless, it is important to dare. It is important to believe and take calculated risks, because only that make our lives worth living.


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