Curiosity

Curiosity

Late Middle English: from Old French curiousete, from Latin curiositas, care”.

If fear can drive us to immobility, curiosity can drive us to action and the reason for our whys. Curiosity is the best cure for panic and the Curiosity Quotient, in some circumstances, is more useful than the IQ.

Curiosity primarily means the desire to know and harness things that are unknown to us. If we believe we already know everything, we will be devoid of desires. If we think we are always able to find solutions to problems, we will go in search of definitive answers to each of our crises. It is only thanks to the doubt of not knowing that we will be curious to know and learn, to ask ourselves other questions without being satisfied by a bad answer.

A person is curious who cares about something, who wants to know, investigate and learn. An antifragile mind is intrigued by what it does not know and what it sees for the first time; it is attracted to new stimuli and perspectives and goes beyond general consensus and moral convention. But, at the same time, a curious person feels curiosity in knowing what he has always had the answer right under his nose all long but looks at it from a different angle.

But curiosity is also strangeness, bizarreness, singularity and something out of the ordinary: just as we consider mistakes and failures out of the ordinary.