“I have to confess: it’s hard to prove that we can choose.” ~ Asia Ferrin
I’m poking at my own assumptions — at my very premise — and asking: can we choose to be curious? American University philosophy professor Asia Ferrin wasn’t going to let me get away with making it her job to answer the question. She pulled me right in there with her.
What I Learned: morality might be more hardwired than we’ve been inclined to believe.
What I Loved: conversations about curiosity and choice might actually be conversations about compassion.
This episode first aired on WERA in July 2019. It has been refreshed (April 2023). The following “Curiosity To Go” segment aired to promote the show at its original air date …
My choice of “choose” was not accidental in naming my show. I believe that we reveal our true selves through our choices, however free they may actually be, and — as with exercise or eating right or courtesies — choosing to be curious is a decision we make about how we show up for life.
Or on the stage! Talking with Asia about choosing made me think of actor Jesse Robinson and our conversation about the choices he makes in improvisational theater…
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