I can not fully pinpoint a time in my life where I was not, to some degree, curious about something. However, I can say that for a chunk of my life my curiosities were quite narrow and specific, where is now I am always looking for more information about a large variety of topics and they are quite the eclectic list of interests.
“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”
I love to keep my mind active. It is one of the reasons I chose to go back to uni, the other being that I wanted to find a suitable job that could combine a flexible work life balance for my children, that also catered for my creative, ever wandering, mind. (You know, being adult, and doing the adult thing)
My dramatic change in attitude towards research and staying informed, compared to how I once was as a young teen and young adult, also stems from my many, many, life experiences. These very experiences make me want to know more. I want to know all aspects of a topic rather than simply looking for information to back up my own opinions (not that, that is without merit). I like to be challenged, and love when someone can convince me to change my attitude through constructive, informed, debate.
“There are three sides to every story: your side, my side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each differently.” Robert Evans (2002)
It is this very reason I strive to know more. I want to know the who, why, where, what and how of everything I hear. I believe it is good to be suspicious of everything you read, everything you’re told. It doesn’t mean you do not agree, nor are you disbelieving of what is said, you simple understand that each person’s perspective on what happened can be vastly different to what has actually happened.
This, is why curiosity is so important. Never lose a curious nature. Always strive to find your own answers and never settle for the opinions of one person/group.