the speed of wonder: notice fast, look slow

‘Curious people do not simply tolerate ambiguity; they like it and are intrigued by it.  Curiosity can either be specific […] or global, a wide-eyed approach to everything.’*

‘Allowing your ignorance, or allowing curiosity to lead you, is often the best guide to what to ask about.’**

With the speed of light being more than 186,000 miles per hour, I wonder how fast the speed of curiosity is.

How quickly do I notice things this fast light makes visible to me?

What then I bring my slow attention to?

I want to hone both skills.

(*From Martin Seligman’s Flourish.)
(**From Edgar Schein’s Humble Inquiry.)


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