Can We Choose to Be Curious? with Asia Ferrin

“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.

Listen to Choose to be Curious #84: Can We Choose to Be Curious? with Asia Ferrin

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…

Listen to Curiosity to Go, Ep. 57:  A Matter of Choice

More about Asia Ferrin and the Curiosity, Mindfulness and Education workgroup at American University, of which I am honored to be a part.

Theme music by Sean Balick.  Check out Sean’s new album “From the Pines” .

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