PASSIONATELY CURIOUS “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” It’s hard to imagine these are Albert Einstein’s words. Incredible, huh! The most brilliant thinker of the 20th century knew himself to be curious, not brainy cerebral.
I’m intrigued by the passion of curiosity and how easily it is lost in adulthood. I love experiencing the passionate curiosity of children. At the beach it is a delight to watch children play at the shoreline as they thrill to a rolling wave pursuing them with undeniable power. A child knows delight and wants to feel delight. Feeling the passionate curiosity of a wave rolling up against the shore fires the synapses of FUN in a young child with a curious mind.
Why do we adults forsake curiosity and pursue certainty? I bet you have a thought on that big Roundhouse question. Is a child’s mind more nimble than an adult mind. Neurologically, yes. As we age neglected synapses atrophy. One of the important findings about brain health is that the brain thrives like a muscle. if we don’t exercise it, neglect, it or abuse it, the brain atrophies.
Do you think a child’s mind is infinitely more curious than an adult mind? Maybe not. Maybe a vitally alive mind like Einstein’s was so because of his constant curiosity to pursue the NEW.
Neuroscience is a rich, new topic for exploration. Are you curious to go exploring into the world of neuroscience and you? We have re-scheduled our Neuroleadership and You Workshop.
Dr. Bob Adamik is our Workshop Presenter and Facilitator. He is an energizer bunny of passionate Wow about the world of neuroscience and its application to our mission as leaders at work and in our communities of influence.