Have you ever measured your curiosity fitness level? You know – the part of you that has a strong desire to know or learn something. Generally, humans are curious creatures. But the true measure of curiosity fitness is how an individual defines “something.”
When Katie Holmes filed for divorce on June 28th and Adele announced her pregnancy on June 29th, the messages were passed on via Facebook and Twitter using internet (faster than light) speed. With our instant communication capability, gossip spreads quickly. Is this curiosity or merely entertainment?
I enjoy entertainment. I read magazines when I’m waiting in line for the grocery checkout. And I went on Adele’s website to confirm her joyful news.
Curiosity, in my experience, is a deeper, more profound longing. It is that “something” that keeps us looking over the next hill for a new adventure. Curiosity generates excitement and opens our eyes and hearts to new possibilities. It drives us to take on difficult tasks that stretches our minds and plays havoc with our deeply entrenched values. Curiosity demands our full and complete dedication. It is a small price to pay for the incalculable reward of knowledge.
How do you calculate your curiosity fitness? It is simple to gauge. It is directly proportional to your boredom measurement. Dorothy Parker, U.S. author, humorist and poet stated, “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”
Curiosity in Action: London’s Kew Bridge Steam Museum