Ian Leslie (British journalist, curiosity expert) is worried the world has become too fixated on absolutes and predictability just as our life circumstances are swinging the other way. The fix, he says, is to cultivate curiosity. He got curious about curiosity and wrote a book called, yep, Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It and we met in London at the WeAre8 offices to talk about why some people are incurious, what’s stopping us from being more curious, the role of cities and travel and the need to engage in mysteries instead of puzzles.
In this conversation we get quite urgently to this very wild point: To survive going forward we need to reclaim our curiosity. And we share ways to go about this.
You can get hold of Ian’s book Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It
Follow Ian’s curious ramblings on his Substack The Ruffian
Here’s the Wild episode with Dr. Jud Brewer on curiosity as the fix for anxiety
I mention my chat with the poet David Whyte about asking beautiful questions
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