Remember when you were a kid and you drove your parents or your grandparents nuts with all the questions? Asking those questions were important for your development, so you learned how to get by in this world. As we age, most of us lose that childlike quality of asking, “why?” Sometimes we just aren’t paying attention, other times we just aren’t interested. It could also be that we don’t want to come off as being dumb or uneducated. You can’t know about everything so the first thing I want to encourage you to do is to start asking “why” and “how” questions. Curiosity is tied to intelligence and health in body, mind, and soul in multiple ways.
Being a curious person means that you have a thirst for knowledge and a desire to explore subjects and places that may be foreign to you. Delving deeper into your faith life, learning a new language, starting a garden, finding out about the planets or the stars, or learning just about anything out of your comfort zone will help your life grow and prosper. Curious people tend to have better and more intense relationships with others as well. And, did you know that studying anything new will help you prepare for a test, no matter what the subject?
If the idea of learning something new frightens you, that’s a good thing. Step out of your routine and learn about a new subject, start a new hobby, travel to that far-away place you’ve always dreamed about, or write that book you’ve always said you would write. Go for it!
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.”