Curiosity can be identified as the feeling we have when struck by something novel.
We might say that curiosity is what happens when an opportunity bumps into us - whether that be an unusual offer or a beautiful image or a strange book.
Interesting things draw in curiosity.
Thus, when things become normalised, familiar, common or predictable we can lose our curiosity edge and start living and acting like mindless drones, stuck in a sea of mundanity.
As soon as we think we understand something or we deem ourselves experts, we stop paying attention.
And we forget that curiosity doesn't cease to exist just because we have stopped paying attention to it. For curiosity keeps living on - thriving - in the mundane. We just have to be interested and present enough to see it.
Curiosity is more than novelty.
Curiosity is a decision. It's a state of mind.
It's thus not about WHAT we pay attention to but HOW we pay attention.
You may think there is nothing new or interesting to be discovered by your morning routine - but then you're not being curious enough!
Your life - your choice!
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