A Saturday morning briefing on innovation and society.
I look forward to your Weekend Briefing each Saturday because it always exposes me to something I didn’t know.
As a reporter for 30+ years, I had the privilege of asking questions as a vocation and getting paid to find answers. Journalism indulged my chronic curiosity and allowed me to explore the world revealing hidden truths. I embrace curiosity as a lust for learning.
Now that we live in a time of “alternative facts” it’s vital to cultivate critical thinking skills and search for trusted sources of truth. I still carry a notebook and experience the joy, awe, and gratitude of all the information available at our fingertips by asking questions.
I love asking children particularly my own "tell me more about that" "what are you thinking about when you say that" or "why is that important" you get the best unfiltered answers that are equally insightful and simple but rarely simplistic
This weekly blog keeps me curious and exposes me to new information week after week. I’m currently a People Services professional and adjunct teach. I taught full-time for 11 years and explored curiosity. On my syllabus I have a statement that says “Be Curious-Play Stump the Professor!” I want students to ask questions I can answer and to learn more. I now do this when I give a presentation or workshop. This article reminded me to slow down, shut up, and be intentionally curious with the people around me.
Three cheers for project liberty!! I’ve been following for a while. Hope you’re well!
Curiosity is an interesting thing to tackle. Part of me wonders how much nature versus nurture plays a roll in it as a personality trait. Are some of us born innately more curious than others or does a childhood of encouragement and education lead one to be more curious? I don't really have an answer there but just a musing.
Continue to ask “ WHY”
Firstly, thank you for all of the inspiration via your blog! I strive to stay curious by knowing that knowledge is finite and ignorance is infinite. Whenever I run across an unfamiliar concept or word, I immediately research it--drives my wife absolutely buggy, but helps to chip away at my own ignorance.