Are You Curious Enough?
In the past month, all the technology in my office and my home changed. In theory, it should have been a smooth transition, but it wasn’t. However, through the process I tried to remain curious. Technology is changing and I don’t want to become a dinosaur who refuses to learn new things. What I learned in a short month was a great deal about 2G and 5G networks, interference and more. I even purchased a new router, satellites and installed them and paired them on my own with the help of an app that I downloaded by scanning a box. Because of my desire to learn and not be held hostage due to technology, I was able to use wonderment and interest (curiosity) to tackle something that was otherwise frustrating me – technology not working properly.
I was having a discussion with someone recently who was making comments about Millennials. “They just don’t put in the hours like we do”. I’ve been doing research on generations for more than 15 years, so I have an unfair advantage. I’m curious. Here’s a thought for those who find themselves in this same camp, or perhaps have made judgements about others (political, religious, just to name a few). Sit down and have a conversation. Ask questions, be interested and inquisitive. You don’t have to come across as nosy and intrusive. While you may have grown up hearing the phrase ‘curiosity killed the cat’, I believe closed-mindedness killed the cat more quickly!