Curiosity is the mother of invention, they say.
If you’re externally motivated to seek knowledge, like being at school or at work, then that’s not really defined as curiosity. Seeking knowledge because you’re internally motivated by just wanting to know the answer to something, that’s curiosity.
Curious people tend to be better at problem-solving, creative thinking, collaboration and networking. When you explore and then satisfy your curiosity, you actually get a dopamine hit which makes you feel happier.
The modern world is brimming with bright screens demanding our attention. Our phones, computers and smart tech allow us to pursue our curiosity in a digital second, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But don’t forget to explore and discover the interesting and curious things that happen in the real world.
Is there something you’ve always wanted to try? Somewhere you’ve always wanted to go? When you push yourself to do things outside of your comfort zone, it helps you expand your sense of what you’re capable of. So pursue your curiosity wherever possible. Don’t be afraid of what could go wrong, but be excited about what could go right. If we do things that make us happy and keep us curious, then benefits should hopefully follow. The upside can be huge, the downside is knowledge.