Why is curiosity important?


From Wikipedia

Curiosity (from Latin cūriōsitās, from cūriōsus “careful, diligent, curious”, akin to cura “care”) is a quality related to inquisitive thinking such as exploration, investigation, and learning, evident by observation in humans and other animals.[1][2] Curiosity is heavily associated with all aspects of human development, in which derives the process of learning and desire to acquire knowledge and skill.[3]

The term curiosity can also be used to denote the behavior or emotion of being curious, in regard to the desire to gain knowledge or information. Curiosity as a behavior and emotion is attributed over millennia as the driving force behind not only human development, but developments in science, language, and industry.[4]

As the driving force of human development both internally and externally we will take a closer look at why curiosity is maybe also the most important skill to develop in Emotional Intelligence.

Ask yourself if living things didn’t have curiosity, what would happen to life?

We at Explore Being Human CIC will not go into a deep lecture of facts and measurements of curiosity. We want to set your imagination free to explore the benefits of curiosity, not just for your own life but for your relationship to others and the world.

All beings in life show curiosity

We have chosen curiosity as the most important human emotion to start with, because curisosity is both an emotion and a skill. Something that can be explored, experimented with, exercised and learned. Something you are born with.

We fear, that we have lost much of our curiosity by the culture we live in. We believe that most schooling from infancy teaches us that we have to learn to survive (fearbased), but that this ‘warning’ moves us from curiosity to fear. And we see fear as the most difficult emotion to learn how to deal meaningfully with.

So we want to start with ‘the question’ (curiosity) as the skill to develop, the skill to invite from within you in the hope that your curiosity will bring you to explore what it is to be you, explore your feelings, your experience and your values. Our hope is also to allow you to ask questions like those fearlesly.

There is a saying that ‘curiosity killed the cat’. We don’t believe that to be true. We believe that curiosity let the cat explore what works and what doesn’t. We believe that curiosity can save the cat! We believe that curiosity is a catalyst for survival.

We also believe that your curiosity benefits us all.