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Indifference Killed More Cats

The razor of curiosity
cuts us into new worlds.

Sun, Jul 14, 2019 | Model info | Footnotes

Curiosity killed the cat; now there’s a saying I wholeheartedly disagree with. It encourages indifference. I think indifference kills more cats than curiosity. When we are curious, we explore, and we learn. It opens up the mind to ideas, and then more ideas, and then more.

People tend to close up little by little during the aging process. Why is it so common to do this? Why do we have trouble adapting to new things, to new ways of thinking, new ways of life, the older we get? It’s natural that this happens, but how many new worlds are we missing out on because our curiosity is stunted, because it’s easier for things to stay the same? Maybe it’s scarier and scarier to try new things later in life, but I think it is even more frightening to become stagnant. I am going to try my hardest to never let my curiosity die, to never let fear win and make me a slave to the known, to always be willing to think about things from a new perspective. How about you?

Thank you to my beautiful canvas Irene and photographer Regina for helping me create such a unique image to accompany these words.  

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