Aren’t You Curious?
By all accounts (and this is the farthest thing in the world from a political comment) being ‘uncurious’ was the only real knock against former President George W. Bush.
Some loved him.
Many hated him.
But the one standing criticism it seemed most agreed on was the fact he was grossly uncurious at large.
About political ideology, foreign relations and life in general.
Very much a ‘take-it-as-they-see-it’ kind of guy.
It’s one thing to be resolute in what you know (or believe).
But it’s another altogether to lack inquisitiveness.
To never stand in wonder.
To never be teased through intrigue into self-education on a particular topic matter or issue.
Christians who are devoted to The Word; and yet have not read a single sentence within the Bible outside of the passages we all have relative familiarity with.
Self-appointed social guardians of righteous who pontificate about ‘rules’ and ‘norms’ that we all must be contained by; and yet have never so much as inquired as to why someone may have decided to walk ‘outside the boundaries’ or have the requisite open-mindedness to understand their decision.
Republicans or Right Wing activists who cling wholly to the message and rhetoric coming from their side of the political aisle; and yet too strong-headed to entertain the thought of a enjoying an intellectual conversation with members of ‘the other side’ – assuming their ideas and arguments to be foolhardy and incorrect as a matter of principle.
Maybe one a week or two a month.
This great big world of ours is just so tantalizing; rich in lessons, fascination and conjecture.
Complexity is not a vice – your idle ‘down’ time really doesn’t have to be spent perched on the sofa, eyes glued to the latest reality TV show about pseudo celebrity chemically dependent idiots who become international darlings today… And target practice for our collective wrath of disapproval tomorrow.
Don’t let “uncurious” become your legacy……
P.S. As a matter of interest, here is a list of some of the books I’ve read over the past month (some business based, others ‘general interest’):
The Instant Millionaire
Contrary to the title, this book isn’t about ‘making money’. It discusses the concept of happiness (something that evades A LOT of people) and sub-conscious mind power.
A Whole New Mind
Incredibly interesting read about the brains’ two separate hemisphere and how they interrelate with each other. Specifically, how the ‘right brain’ people stand to dominate the world of business and politics over the next several decades and why.
Say It Like Obama
Believe it or not, this is the farthest thing in the world from a political book. It merely discusses the way Barack Obama speaks. His mannerisms and voice intonations. His sentence structure and juxtaposition style of speech. As a huge fan of the way he gives public addresses, I just found myself curious………