You’ve probably heard the saying “Curiosity killed the cat”. And you’ve probably observed that cats are very curious creatures. They’ll fix their attention on something for an extended period of time, or just as easily pretend that something doesn’t exist, which in some ways, is another kind of curiosity altogether.
Some of the most interesting people demonstrate a huge capacity for curiosity. Consider the scientists, world explorers, or archaeologists you learned about in school. Their insatiable curiosity also carries along with it a crazy amount of joy in and appreciation for what they’ve discovered, experienced, or learned.
Although curiosity may sometimes get the cat (and people) into trouble, more often than not, exploring a curious thought, idea, or experience may be just the thing to breathe new joy and appreciation into your life.
Besides, maybe the reason we also say cats have ‘9 lives’ is because their curiosity rescued them from their current trouble-spot and led them straight into the next fun, new, curious adventure!
Today’s Peace of Wisdom can be found in pursuing curiosity and finding joy and appreciation in what you discover.