Friday, October 18, 2013

Stay Curious

As I look out my window and watch the wind blow the trees and watch the birds fly over the lake, I wonder. I wonder about so many things- I wonder about what is going on in my neighbor's house as I type, where the birds flying over the lake are going, what my cat is dreaming about as she sleeps on the chair next to me... I wonder about the people living halfway across the world who I will never meet, I wonder about the purpose of everything, and I wonder about so much more. I have always considered myself to be a fairly curious person. As a kid, I would ask my parents all kinds of questions about the world, about their lives... about whatever came to mind. I have always enjoyed reading and learning new things and I have always had a strong desire to travel and see the world.
As I grew older, I realized that while many people are curious to an extent, many people tend to lose their childlike curiosity with age. As "reality" sets in, people don't want to "learn" more than they already have to. I admit that I am often too tired or uninterested in further learning or exploring. However, I think it is  so extremely important to stay curious. Curiosity keeps you stimulated and alive. It forces you to expand your horizons and it will open up your world to endless possibilities. When you lose your curiosity, you lose a piece of life. If something interests you, delve deeper into it. Not only will you gain knowledge, but you will also find an inner happiness and peace as you further explore whatever sparks your interest. Exploring will open up your mind and you will be surprised by how little we really know and by how much more we can continue learning. There is so much going on in this world we live in. Stay curious and allow this world to amaze you.