Wednesday, January 23, 2008

In Praise Of: Curiosity

(via swissmiss)

"Curiosity killed the cat."

"The squeaky wheel gets the grease."

"The nail that stands up gets hammered down."

What is so threatening about curiosity?

To be curious is to question. Questions frighten the status quo because they dare to posit that the established order is not as good as it's ever going to be.

I also grew up in a household where questions and curiosity were rewarded and encouraged, and I thank my lucky stars I was.

Curiosity must be nourished and encouraged, as it is always the curious ones who help our species advance.

Love to all,


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