“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why. (“Quotes About Curiosity”)” We are all born with boundless curiosity that grows with our every desire to know and grasp the unknown. As a baby, we look at our hands and feet in utter confusion, wondering why the back looks different from the front or why we cannot grab our father’s glasses off of his face. As a toddler, we wonder why the snow melts in the palm of our hands or why we cannot touch mommy’s phone. However, as we grow older, a conflict arises between the anxious mind and the curious spirit. It is our instinct to explore, but it is our desire to conform. At a certain point, we stop asking questions, because we learn that it supposedly makes us look stupid. We ultimately stop putting ourselves in positions where we are exposed to uncertainty and therefore vulnerable. But in our pursuit of a secure and relaxed life, we lose sight of what really drives us. But why? Is it because curiosity killed the cat? If it were not for curious minds, we would not understand why apples fall from trees or what E equals to. So yes, curiosity may have killed the cat, but satisfaction surely brought it back.
The future belongs to the curious – both theoretically and literally. ...
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... a never-ending growth of knowledge and understanding. At any moment, we have to power to step outside that revolving door and read or experience something new, ending in an array of human intellect. It is our curiosity about the unknown and actions following it that satiates this burning desire. So cultivate the curiosity, find the unfamiliar within the familiar, and thrive on uncertainty because curiosity may have killed the cat, but it surely aided the human. Without it, we would still be living in cold, dark caves, eating raw meat, drawing on rocks, and grunting at one another.
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