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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Rewards of Curiosity

Reposted from Exchange Everyday because here at the SRCC we are all about CURIOUS educators working with CURIOUS children....... November 14, 2013 The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. -Author Unknown "Truly happy people seem to have an intuitive grasp of the fact that sustained happiness is not just about doing things that you like. It also requires growth and adventuring beyond the boundaries of your comfort zone. Happy people are, simply put, curious." This observation was made by Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener in their Psychology Today (August 2013) article, "What Happy People Do Differently." They explain... "Curiosity, it seems, is largely about exploration — often at the price of momentary happiness. Curious people generally accept the notion that while being uncomfortable and vulnerable is not an easy path, it is the most direct route to becoming stronger and wiser. In fact... curious people invest in activities that cause them discomfort as a springboard to higher psychological peaks."