'Curiosity' Chapter

Curiosity

Curiosity is natural and the source of your joy and vibrancy in life, but it is in your best interest to claim it for yourself. Direct it for yourself so it serves your best interests, otherwise others will direct it for you. So for all you curious cats, don’t get confused. It isn’t your curiosity that will hurt you. It’s your care/worry/doubt. Ennui kills.

The one way to truly eternal life, that I’m aware of, is to be enraptured by the universe. No fixed thing, but the whole universe as a process. Even if it isn’t literally eternal life, it can feel like it, and isn’t that all that matters?

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers” Voltaire (French Philosopher and Writer. One of the greatest of all French authors, 1694-1778)

“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” Albert Einstein

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.” Albert Einstein (German born American Physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. 1879-1955)

Cure For Worry

Curiosity seems like something everyone understands, yes? Yes, wanting to know stuff. Seems like it. Exploration. It has greater depth and breadth than people usually consider, and is perhaps even more primal than intellectual motivation. We don’t just want to… Seek More

Being Fully Present

We all have our own reality shaped by our current and past experiences. My perception is as real to me as another’s is to them. This is true, but can you say you are fully engaged in your personal perception?… Seek More

Curious Creatures

What is the consequence of refusing curiosity? Has anyone had a positive experience because they refused to give place to curiosity? Compulsion is not related to curiosity, and people very often have negative consequences when locked into compulsive behaviour. I… Seek More

When Are You Not Curious?

The topic is curiosity, and you were all curious. But what does it mean to be curious? Thoughts? Wanting to know more? It has its roots in desire, yes. Is anyone not curious? No, and I’d say I’m happy when… Seek More

Care Killed The Cat

My mind feels alive when I am curious, seeking and exploring ideas. Yet I have been warned that my intellectual curiosity may get me in trouble. I would warn against believing that warning. In the case of ones marked curiosity,… Seek More

Drive To Engage

As a young boy I was very quiet, but when I became a teen I reversed that and became very vocal and encountered disagreement at every turn from my family, from my friends. Everyone just thought me a fool. But… Seek More