Curiosity killed the cat.
I guess not.
The art of unnecessary investigation and the hellhole you can open by doing that.
That is what is bad?
Curiosity is never bad.
It never was.
Ask a child or ask yourself, had your thousand repeated question that would make your parent face-palm thousand times a day were not asked, would you be sitting here reading this with the mental astuteness you possess now?
Curiosity kills, when we are not mindful of the consequences and of course, our own actions.
The perfect tandem between action and consequence is albeit a tricky one.
Just like a flap of butterfly wings in Brazil can cause a hurricane in the States.
Likewise, your smallest action can spur a storm into the calm of your life.
Action have consequences. That is the real lesson behind the adage.
When we are mindful of our own actions, then curiosity won’t kill but nurture us.
It is the excess, the tinge of gluttony in curiosity, that converts into a blasphemous sin and hence, strikes upon us the wrath of God.
How much curiosity is enough?
Well, I guess enough to keep you alive and happy.
Pain is as diverse as human existence. Everybody suffers as one must.
So, is curiosity. It is as diverse as human existence.
I may be curious about how can I create a time machine and stop climate change from its roots. While you may be interested in arts and wondering about what the Vinci was thinking while making Monalisa.
Curiosity like I said is as diverse as human existence.
What we have to mindful of is when our curiosity comes to affect others. When we try to interfere in the curiosities of others, then, we invite what we call the dangers of Schorindger’s cat because then we don’t know whether we’ll end up dead or alive, physically or metaphorically, after we pursue it.
But, then, people are obviously interested in others and they make a profession out of it i.e. psychologists. So, either be one or be mindful of the boundaries you don’t have to cross to just satisfy itself.
Because if curiosity is as diverse as human existence, then, the mind is as fickle as the dandelions flying through the air.
Channel your curiosity into your own personal development.
Channel your curiosity into how you can be better as a human being, a father, a mother, a brother, a sister, a daughter, a son, a grandparent, a student, an artist and many more as you walk down this many faces of the same existence.
Channel your curiosity to where you will grow spiritually, mentally, physically and all and every aspect one could wish about.
Curiosity is a boon, not a bane.
The human intellect is like a honey bee trying to extract nectar from a plethora of subjects to then condense into the sweet honey of knowledge that you possess in the end.
Appreciate your own existence. What you have in your hands? Realize that. Then, work onto build onto what you have been given.
Be curious about yourself.
The consequence of your curiosity should be your own personal development.
Curiosity never killed the cat, we did.
So, start realizing that perspectives can be changed on the basis of how you want to see things?
How you tell your story matters.
It matters. You matter.
Don’t change your roots, change your leaves.
Don’t change your principles, change your opinions.
Cat has nine lives, still, curiosity killed it, because it was obstinate not to change its leaves.
We have got one life, so, we have to be mindful as to what we pursue.
You live once, after all.
Pursue yourself and in that pursuit, you will find all the inner peace that you could wish for.
Everything comes to a full circle, so, your curiosity should also return from where it started — YOU.
So, let’s be curious about ourselves, because that would never have killed the cat.
Abhishek Verma is a researcher in the field of deep learning and artificial intelligence. He likes to write about the logical way of self-improvement. Spurred by emotions, he also likes to write poetry. Stay in touch by joining his newsletter. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Mix.