It’s normal to lose our curiosity …especially as we age. According to one expert: ‘‘Three-year-olds, on average, ask their parents about 100 questions a day, every day! However, by the time they are ten to 11 years of age they’ve pretty much stopped asking.”
Yet curiosity is extremely important to our health and well-being. It triggers creativity, motivation, happiness, intelligence, reduces stress, and helps us to become successful in life.
But before I can regain my curiosity, I need to understand why I’m losing it. Four major factors impede or diminish quality of curiosity in humans, according to Dr. Diane Hamilton. Fear, assumptions, technology, and environment. Understanding just how these four factors affect us will undoubtedly help us reach our goal.
Here is a ‘must read’ article from Forbes titled, Curiosity: Why It Matters, Why We Lose It And How To Get It Back that offers excellent guidance to help us regain our curiosity. Four key suggestions: Observe, Ask Questions, Expand your sources, and Try something new.
I invite you to join me in an effort to regain our curiosity. It promises to be very rewarding.