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Inquisitive

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Inquisitiveness is a fine trait to have for it shows you have curiosity and  that you’re not afraid to try to find an answer if none is easily forthcoming. Being inquisitive is in no way prying or treading in places one shouldn’t, but it isn’t letting anything get by you either. Being inquisitive is wanting to know how things work, who people are, why something happens the way it does: it means having an interest in everything and wanting to learn about everything. There are two dangers to indiscriminate inquisitiveness: alienating people by probing too deeply into what they consider personal and exploring too deeply something that may be dangerous and that you don’t know enough about. Seasoned with watchfulness and care, being inquisitive can gain you much, but much can be lost through lack of basic knowledge of your subject. The inquisitive mind is rarely bored because anything can be an object of inquiry and interest, this is a wonderful trait to develop as we age since no one with many interests will find themselves with a lack of things to do and then evaluate. The more the mind is used, the less it can stagnate and become useless to us; a useless brain leads to a very unsatisfactory life. Developing and maintaining an inquisitive nature can also lead to better communication since it fosters honesty and a true desire to know how another thinks. This can only lead to less combative communication between those with opposing views. Wouldn’t we all rather communicate rather than confront?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

3 thoughts on “Inquisitive

  1. I really enjoyed both your article and photograph, I agree there is a fine line when inquisitive. Although how do you grow if you don’t reach out and try, thank you again! (=

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