We've come to misunderstand curiosity, mistaking diversive curiosity, our attraction to novel stimuli, as the real thing. This leaves us floundering in a world of Angry Birds, live tweeting, and fleeting, click-through distractions.
Leslie shows how these distractions have led to a decline in deep, sustained quests for knowledge and understanding - what he calls epistemic curiosity - which relies on effort and persistence, and empathic curiosity, which leads us to wonder about the thoughts and feelings of others. Drawing on fascinating research from psychology, sociology, and business, Curious looks at what feeds true curiosity and what starves it, and uncovers surprising answers. Curiosity isn't a quality you can rely on to last a lifetime, but a mental muscle that atrophies without regular exercise. It's not a gift, but a habit. Filled with inspiring stories, case studies and practical advice, Curious charts a path to a more fulfilling, meaningful - and useful - life.
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Fantastic book with a very modest title
This book opens up interesting aspects of human brain design that we may not necessary aware of. Old fashion teaching style I didn't understand when I grew up and mistakes that I did as a parent by not knowing what is really going on in my children's brain.
This book is a gem for all people but I think it's indispensable for parents and a must read for teens, young adults, and "adults" (18 - 22 years old). This book helps me to make right choices for myself as well as both my children.
I love this book's scientific approach. There are so much hype and super hype in this world that it's very difficult to separate real from noise. This book does it in a very unique and non-invasive way. I especially liked the way information about Indian teacher and his experiments with computer in remote villages and eye opening story about a gifted chess player from NYC. The fact that these stories where first presented as discoveries and only than revised with factual analysis was a well prepared trap which I did got into. Thank you for the book.
Yes and no. I don't think you should listen this book in one sitting. There is too much extra ordinary carefully selected and combined together information that you WANT to digest overnight. You don't want to read or listen to this book in one sitting.
Curousity kills cat, satisfaction brings him back