During my recent time at Modern Elder Academy, “time affluence” was a term we discussed that stayed with me. It resonated because when I was raising four busy kids, I felt much more time poor than I do in my quiet house today.Continue reading “Time for Curiosity”
The Privilege of Curiosity
Curiosity is more of a skill than a trait.
And opportunities to learn to be curious are not evenly distributed.
This point hit me hard last week as we were discussing it in Wiser by Choice. I realized that curiosity is a privilege, or at least a by-product of privilege, rather than primarily an element of personality or choice.Continue reading “The Privilege of Curiosity”
Picture a Curious Leader
I recently wrote about my struggle to find just the right word that is the opposite of “oblivious.” Along those same lines, what do you consider to be the opposite of “curious”? Various dictionaries suggest “incurious; uncurious” (sigh), “apathetic,” “indifferent” or “uninterested.” I’m not sure any of these are quite right. (Interestingly, this list is identical to the one generated when you inquire about the word “nosy.” I’m not a fan.)Continue reading “Picture a Curious Leader”