Being curious is often framed, even in childhood, as being nosy or even a nuisance, with sayings and fables warning against it. But should we be questioning this suspicion; are we curing more than just impoliteness? Being curious – being interested, asking questions – is the foundation of our work at iOi and IM. It fuels learning and the understanding of others, calling on the imagination to answer those questions.
The genius, Albert Einstein said, “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Why is curiosity important? I believe that curiosity is the vehicle used by the open minded. It takes them to different places, allowing them to explore and discover different possibilities. Here are some reasons why curiosity is beneficial and need to be cultivated.