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Curiosity > Knowledge

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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” -Dorothy Parker

Cultivating curiosity is the remedy that rescues us from that negative downward spiral. It elevates us to a positive upward spiral. Curiosity fuels our ability to switch from being a judger to a learner. It builds our capacity and skills for living. Most importantly, curiosity is the necessary spark. Looking forward and reimagining the future need intrigue.

Addiction psychiatrist Dr. Jud Brewer says that having curiosity around your anxiety helps to cure it. Questioning after becoming aware of the emotion is best. Knowledge around it does not entitle an action take place. If a doctor gives you a pamphlet about your condition, the facts and figures are useless. Unless you are curious, the prescription helps to become better.

I don’t aspire to be a complacent knowledge worker in a field. Someone who only handles or uses information. Surely it can be a practical understanding of a concept, but there needs to be more. I seek to be a curiosity worker.

Someone who is anxious to learn. An eager beaver for knowledge. A habitually inquisitive individual perpetually prying for more.

Knowledge for the sake of knowledge seems pointless to me. Without links to other knowledge, there is no stickiness. Don’t plan on being on the winning team if you have me on your trivia team.


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