Of all of the traits we aspire to have as we strive toward self-fulfillment, a healthy sense of curiosity rarely makes the list. I wonder why this is? We aspire to have purpose in our life, amazing experiences and ultimately to be happy with both life and the person we are. But few of us appreciate the role that persistent curiosity plays in getting us there.
Curiosity is about taking notice and being drawn to interesting things. As a child, we are consumed by this. The desire to question everything often leaves us as adults, but here are just three reasons why we should all try to hold onto it.
“I am neither clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.”
– Albert Einstein
Curiosity fosters a sense of purpose in our lives. When we display interest in the things around us, we inevitably get hooked on an idea, concept or thing. Thus curiosity incites passion and makes us excited to get out of bed in the morning as we long to pursue these little projects of ours. Many studies link having a sense of purpose with longevity, which is definitely not a bad thing.