Something happens when we hit the age of ten, it seems we start to lose the wonder and excitement of life.
We begin to get serious and worry. We become concerned with the opinions of others and particularly what they think of us. That path leads to one place, a predictably boring adulthood.
Curious about life.
I want to stay curious about life, both learning new things as well being open to changing my mind. As I get older I find myself looking for input that will support my worldview rather than challenge it. It’s easy to pick a side and spend the rest of my life trying to defend that choice, It’s harder to question my choices and admit I may be wrong.
Fun is fundamental
Long gone are the childhood days of building ramps in my front yard to see how high and far I could jump my bike. I don’t miss the trips to the emergency room, but I don’t want to stop getting butterflies either.
Life can be short and unpredictable and I don’t want to get numb to it. I want to make sure I feel scared and nervous on a regular basis, just like when I was a kid. That’s how I know I’m still alive.
Challenge of the week
My goal this week is to be more curious. I’m going to ask why every time I think I know the answer or believe my opinion is correct.
I’m also going to let myself have fun. The goal is to do something unpredictable. It doesn’t have to be crazy, it just has to make me smile.
Stay curious and have a fun week.
This Week’s Podcast
Here is an interesting podcast episode from Freakonomics Radio talking about what happens to us as adults and the advantages of thinking like a child.
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