Eleanor Roosevelt wrote, “I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.”
I think the fairy godmother should stop by at any time with such a gift. Maybe even stop back to see how we’re doing with that gift as time goes by…
We’re all born curious — and with a little effort, we can all stay curious. In this prelude to today’s show, Marjorie Varner of Encore Learning and my own beloved parents weigh in on cultivating a life-long learning habit and choosing to be curious, no matter the age. All under five minutes!
Listen to Curiosity to Go, Episode 7: Curiosity is Ageless.
I wondered: does curiosity take different forms as we age? Can it keep us from feeling “old”? Marjorie Varner explores the benefits of life-long learning and all that Encore Learning has to offer its volunteer instructors as well as its members. Spoiler alert: curiosity is good for your health!
Listen to Choose to be Curious #34: Curious and Not Old with Marjorie Varner.
Join us next time when Bunmi Akinnusotu, host of “What in the World?” explores the power of an inquiring mind. Don’t know much about foreign affairs? Bunmi makes it all approachable with her infectious curiosity about the world around us.
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