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Stay Curious May 5, 2022

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness, People.

I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.

โ€” Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States

Like Pooh, I’m just curious . . . what do you think?

Would inventors, like Edison and Ford, have invented anything without curiosity?

Would explorers, like Columbus and Magellan, have explored without curiosity?

Would cooks, like Andrew Zimmern, experiment in the kitchen without curiosity?

Would anyone have eaten a lobster without curiosity?

Aah . . . stay curious!


1. Kate Crimmins - May 5, 2022

I’ve often wondered how that first person ate a crab. He/she must have been very hungry.

nrhatch - May 5, 2022

You’ve got a point, Kate ~ HUNGER trumps curiosity as a causative factor in eating crustaceans. ๐Ÿ˜€

2. granny1947 - May 5, 2022

I agree with Kate.
I would have to be VERY hungry to eat rabbit or frogs legs.
Also draw the line at veal.

nrhatch - May 5, 2022

As I transitioned to a vegetarian diet 25+ years ago, the first thing I crossed off the list was veal. No animal should be treated that way. Eventually, I crossed beef, pork, chicken, turkey, etc. off the list as well. Rabbit, squirrel and frogs legs were NEVER on the list. ๐Ÿ˜€

3. Rivergirl - May 5, 2022

Fun fact. โ€ฆ back in the day lobsters were treated as bottom dwelling junk. They were served to Maine prisoners because no one else would eat them.

nrhatch - May 5, 2022

Imagine that! I heard that the prisoners revolted if they were served lobsters more than 1 or 2 times a week!

A week!

Rivergirl - May 5, 2022

It must have been rough.

4. L. Marie - May 5, 2022

Curiosity is such a gift! I’m amazed at how many people forsake it after a certain age. Like curiosity is for kids or something. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

nrhatch - May 5, 2022

I agree. I have a friend who never accepts anything at face value ~ she’s always curious about the Who, What, When, Where, and Why behind any factoid. It’s kind of like having a kid around. ๐Ÿ˜€

5. Behind the Story - May 6, 2022

I think most of us are naturally curious, although the subjects of our curiosity may vary. I’d also ask the fairy godmother for courage to try new things and open-mindedness to being curious about as much of the world as we have the time and energy to explore.

nrhatch - May 6, 2022

Courage and curiosity are terrific companions to have in life.

6. Ally Bean - May 6, 2022

I wonder who first realized that ground up peanuts would make a delicious spread on bread. And who said, let’s add some jelly to this sammie? It seems like there must be a story there… ๐Ÿค”

nrhatch - May 6, 2022

Good thoughts, Ally Bean. If I discover any relevant details, I’ll be sure to share them. In the meantime, I’m just glad someone created peanut butter ~ a lovely adjunct to our meals.

7. roughwighting - May 6, 2022

Most children seem to naturally have curiosity. Many adults lose it. But now with Google, I’ve seen an upsurge of curiosity. Every time we ask a question like “what’s confit?” how long do songbirds nest?” “what’s the most hiked mountain in the US?” we open our phone, google it, and curiosity is answered. :-0

nrhatch - May 6, 2022

Our minds clamor for answers to questions . . . and google is happy to oblige (as long as you don’t mind the ads).

8. Debra - May 9, 2022

I think I was born curious and fortunately really loved to read, as I often had to explore my interests on my own. My parents struggled quite a bit with the fact that I asked so many questions, and not just of them, but strangers. LOL! But I was never bored. ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - May 10, 2022

Lifelong curiosity is a valuable gift!

My parents bought us TWO sets of encyclopedias ~ World Book and Encyclopedia Britannica. If they didn’t know the answer (or have the time or patience to deal with our questions), they referred us to the experts! With Google, I find myself searching for answers daily . . . people, places, things, ideas, songs, art, books, films, etc. So much info and so little time! ๐Ÿ˜€

9. Diana @ Looking Out the Window - August 31, 2022

Really enjoyed this post. So many possibilities for the curious.

nrhatch - August 31, 2022

Thanks, Diana. Enjoy being curious while you’re “looking out the window.”

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