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?