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Curiosity Killed the Cat

This proverb is often offered as a warning to deter people who ask too many questions. However, a curious, questioning person would soon discover that the original version was Care killed the cat. Curiosity had nothing to do with it. Another later version of the proverb is Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back. This suggests that the search for information can be tough but the satisfaction of knowing is worth it.

When we show interest, ask questions, and engage in learning, it is good for our brain. It helps our brain stay healthy and young. Curiosity can also go a long way in helping people to overcome social anxiety. If our minds are engaged by the desire to learn and ask questions, it’s less likely to be focused on fictional fears.

Curiosity might sometimes reveal information that can cause hurt and harm or reveal deception or error, but it is better to know. Sometimes the truth can hurt, but would you prefer a truth that causes discomfort or a kind lie that deceives and paints a false reality?

Love your curious creature and ask questions about everything.

Something to think about...

“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why.” - Bernard Baruch


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