Cultivating Curiosity

Lisa Sorensen

9 June 2015

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.   Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”   ~ Albert Einstein

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I have a tendency to rush right to an answer when I’m time pressured.  Too often I feel a need to know because I’ve hinged my self worth on getting it right.  In the interests of efficiency, I’m tempted by the listicle with five simple steps.  Sometimes I’m still looking for the Cliff notes on life.

Usually, I find an answer when I charge toward one.  Sometimes that’s perfect.  But there’s a lot to be said for bypassing the short cut and taking the longer way around.

Lately, I’ve been thinking less about the answers and focusing more on the questions.  Asking myself, what matters the most here — what is already known?  Or what is still undiscovered?

We are born naturally inquisitive.  Scientists cultivate curiosity.  So do…

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