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“My favourite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you create possibilities.” Mario Testino

Curious?

That’s what this is about.

Being curious.
It’s also about living longer. More on that later.

Curiosity is at the heart of all that is important.

Understanding humans.
When you’re having a conversation with someone, are you waiting for them to finish so you can say your bit, to put your opinion, to argue, or do you listen instead? What if you were to be curious? Curious to understand, to know them better, to learn more, to follow up with a questions rather than an assertion. What might you learn?

Understanding the world.
Curiosity helps with putting things together. Connecting things. Change making happens when people get curious.

The thing is, that in order to be curious, you have to ask questions and for many people that’s hard. It makes them feel stupid. It shuts things down.
What if instead of feeling stupid, they were to reframe the feeling?

Curiosity makes me more knowledgable, more understanding, more connected.

This opens things up.

What’s this all got to do with living longer? Sydney artist Guy Warren, who turns 98 this year, knows a thing or two about longevity:

“Well, I’m not sure it’s art that keeps you young — it’s curiosity, I’ve decided, and I think that probably applies to just about everybody. You’re curious to see what’s around the corner.”

I’m curious, what’s around the corner for you?

Want to know more about me? I’m Michael & I’m a co-founder & architect at Redshift Architecture & Art, and founder & coach at Ed Shift.

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