From the time your eyes pop open in the morning till the time your lids slam shut at night we are bombarded with data, information, observations, quotations, statistics, predictions, news, weather, infomercials, commercials, billboards, magazines, facts, figures and opinions. Everybody has something to say. Not always original often misquoted but go up to anyone in this world and you’ll find someone whose got something on his or her mind. Usually a complaint rarely a solution. Usually an attitude rarely expressing gratitude.
My father once said, “The world belongs to the curious.” I like that. It’s original. For it’s the curious that ask if there’s a better way, it’s the curious that search out the truth, it’s the curious that won’t sit idly by and watch the sun rise and set with out figuring something out. We owe a lot to the curious. Inventions, manuscripts, plays, musicals, works of art, literature are all products of the curious mind. Curiosity did not kill that cat! Curiosity breeds experimentation and experimentation breeds experience. Without experience we don’t grow. We don’t evolve. We don’t become that person at the end of our lifetime that we strive to become. A person who has lived.
Believe it or not when I started this article, “Don’t squeeze the Charmin” I was going to try and figure out (be curious) as to why in a recent poll reported by Jayne Magazine that those individuals in this world that are loyal to a particular brand of toilet tissue have 50% less sex than those that don’t. That’s what I was going to be curious about. But as I tried to close my intro I found the subject of curiosity more interesting than how anal someone is about toilet tissue (no pun intended). As a society we are not curious enough. A former professor of our President Bush was asked if Bush is smart enough to be a good President. The reply, “I think so, but I don’t think he’s curious enough.” That’s sad. We all need to be more curious. We all need to ask more questions.
As far as us Charmin lovers and why we apparently aren’t “knocking boots” as much as some, well maybe quality is better that quantity and being a little pickier will allow us to experience the finer things in life. Sometimes more is less and less is more. Be curious.
by Fred Cuellar the Diamond Guy®
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