Cats!,  Miscellany

Why is curiosity so important?

In this month’s newsletter I wrote about curiosity and cats… here’s a sneak peek…

We are born curious, have you ever witnessed a baby stare in wonder as they discover they have fingers and toes? Or a toddler taste things, stick their fingers in things or ask interminable questions? Kids are curious! The problem is that throughout our school careers answers are more acceptable than questions, so curiosity is slowly but surely drummed out of us. Big businesses tell us to stop thinking and focus on revenue. Not very inspiring is it?

Curiosity is chaotic and unpredictable, and this is not at all welcome in a world that likes order and predictability.

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries to comprehend only a little of this mystery every day.”
— Albert Einstein

Read the rest of the newsletter over on Substack.

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