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Curiosity

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To some degree or another we all are curious about things; curious about objects, living things, how things work, how minds work; in general we are curious about ourselves and the world around us. But to each one of us there are others who seem to have no curiosity at all and we have a hard time understanding how those others can go through life without a sense of wonder or pass by things that obviously need to be checked out, studied, and commented on. What we fail to appreciate or recognize is that these unobservant and incurious people look in directions we don’t think to and probably wonder why we are so lacking any inquisitiveness. Because everyone is curious in different ways and everyone sees things from their own point of view it is natural that they think that what they are curious about is what everyone else is curious about and cannot understand why, when they are excited about something new and strange to them, others aren’t just as excited. This is understandable since our world revolves around us, but in aid of understanding and growth we could at least attempt to be understanding about others’ interests, and even evince some interest in them ourselves. Don’t you think with a little effort we could enhance our own curiosity thereby promoting understanding?

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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.

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