If you gave me a few seconds to share what I believed could add the most to a person’s life I’d say – be curious.
Everything and everyone.
When you’re curious, every day is rich.
This doesn’t mean every day is great, that’s impossible and undesirable; but you can be up or down, relaxed, anxious, angry, sad and you’re learning, adding colour and texture, cracking open walls.
But you’ve got to pay attention. You’ve got to be awake so that you take in what you are experiencing and start making it into something, rather than being asleep to it and letting it pass you by.
Curiosity is intrinsic although the instinct can fade if it’s not encouraged or used. But it can be rekindled.
Curiosity leads to unexpected synergies, it reveals new patterns and generates startling serendipity.