JAM with Mike

An Archive of Mike Osorio’s Jammin’ twice-weekly email service

Evolving Through Curiosity

Tuesday July 29, 2014 #648

“Read every day something no one else is reading. Think every day something no one else is thinking. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.”  ~Christopher Darlington Morley

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The most boring people I know, and usually the least successful and most unhappy, are those who either stop learning, or only listen to or read about what they already know and/or believe in.  They lack curiosity, and are often fearful of learning anything or listening to anyone that might challenge their limited worldview.

Don’t be boring!  Be curious and seek out new ideas, and philosophies different from your own.  Challenge your beliefs, not because of a lack of character, but because you have the courage to realize that the world and the context is ever-changing and evolving and often that means you must evolve too.

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August 3, 2014 Posted by | character, courage, Curiosity, Happiness, listening | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The quest for learning and knowledge

Thursday September 20, 2012 #456

 

“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”

 

~Benjamin Franklin

 

No matter how much we learn, or how much we believe we know the “truth”, the fact is that we are incredibly ignorant on most subjects.  And that is good!  When we accept that we do not have all the answers, it allows us to be intellectually curious, ask good questions, and continue our quest for learning and knowledge.  In this way, we stay nimble, flexible, and joyful as we continuously build upon our knowledge.

December 21, 2012 Posted by | Curiosity, learning, Wisdom | , , , , | Leave a comment