The value of curiosity

There are’t many attributes more important than curiosity.

I mean a deep, intense curiosity about how things work. How people tick. Why the world is how it is.

For example, the laptop I’m typing on, a MacBook Air: who designed it? What software do they use to design it? What training do you have to do to become the sort of person who designs laptops, anyway? Once it’s designed, how do they make it? What material is this? How has it changed from the first generation of this laptop?

I don’t know the answers to any of these questions, but I want to find out. More importantly, I want to be the type of person who wants to know more. I get intensely frustrated when I hear people say things like, “I’m not a numbers person,” or “I’m not good with technology.” These are self-limiting beliefs that should be replaced with phrases like “I like learning news things,” or “I get curious about topics I don’t understand.”

Knowledge compounds. Might as well get the ball rolling.

3 thoughts on “The value of curiosity

    1. On the bright side it’s reliable enough that I bought it 4 years ago and haven’t needed to buy another one yet, thus not contributing to any supply chain nastiness, so I guess that’s a saving grace? (or an effective way of rationalising away the guilt)

      1. They’re very very good. And in reality there’s little in the way of guilt free available… I’ve had two, first one for five years, this one for three so far. They’re resilient things (especially the metal cased ones)!

        The positive of it being publicised is that it’s constantly improving and becoming more palatable!

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