Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life
Dead cats. That's the image many people conjure up when you mention curiosity. An image perpetuated by a dusty old proverb that has long represented the extent of our understanding of the term. This book might not put the proverb to rest, but it will flip it upside down: far from killing anything, curiosity breathes new life into almost everything it touches.
In Curious? Dr. Todd Kashdan offers a profound new message missing from so many books on happiness: the greatest opportunities for joy, purpose, and personal growth don't, in fact, happen when we're searching for happiness. They happen when we are mindful, when we explore what's novel, and when we live in the moment and embrace uncertainty. Positive events last longer and we can extract more pleasure and meaning from them when we are open to new experiences and relish the unknown.
Dr. Kashdan uses science, story, and practical exercises to show you how to become what he calls a curious explorer—a person who's comfortable with risk and challenge and who functions optimally in an unstable, unpredictable world. Here's a blueprint for building lasting, meaningful relationships, improving health, increasing creativity, and boosting productivity. Aren't you curious to know more?
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Review: Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling LifeUser Review - Shelley - Goodreads
The idea is that curiosity is the antidote to anxiety and being stuck in your life, so be curious and explore and learn and engage with people and ideas. The thesis is sound, the chapter break downs ... Read full review
Review: Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling LifeUser Review - ash - Goodreads
Good read! Usually I dont read non-fiction books but this was definitely interesting. It's more of a self help book, with examples and exercises. Kinda wish I read it earlier but at least Ive read it and it did provide some insights to accomplishing my summer's goal… Haha :) Read full review
The Dark Side of Curiosity
Discovering Meaning and Purpose in Life
AppendixExercises and Tools
Notes and References