"Curiosity is love and caring in action. It's the most powerful relationship creator. (...) It's the opposite of fear." So says life coach Steve Chandler.
AA calls curiosity the adventurous side of uncertainty.
For me, curiosity is the opposite of judgement and life changing to our relationships (professionally, personally or intimately) because it stops us from presuming the worst about other people's intentions.
You can ask, with pretend curiosity, why someone did or said what they did, and maintain judgement.
Or, you can ask, with genuine curiosity - allow me to see the world through your eyes - and during that period of listening, you can't also judge, because then you're not truly listening, nor truly being curious.
Being curious opens the world up anew, reinforces or creates new connections, reduces harmful presumptions and judgement and unlocks new learning and growth for you, as a person.
What's not to love?
Until next time, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices.
This is a daily, micro-blog, taking less than 2 minutes to read, offering you insights into how presumptions, beliefs and stories shape our lives and worldview, for better or worse.