Why curiosity is your best friend

April 10, 2016 - Posted by Aesthetic

Of all of the traits we aspire to have as we strive toward self-fulfillment, a healthy sense of curiosity rarely makes the list. I wonder why this is? We aspire to have purpose in our life, amazing experiences and ultimately to be happy with both life and the person we are. But few of us appreciate the role that persistent curiosity plays in getting us there.

Curiosity is about taking notice and being drawn to interesting things. As a child, we are consumed by this. The desire to question everything often leaves us as adults, but here are just three reasons why we should all try to hold onto it.

“I am neither clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.”

– Albert Einstein


Curiosity fosters a sense of purpose in our lives. When we display interest in the things around us, we inevitably get hooked on an idea, concept or thing. Thus curiosity incites passion and makes us excited to get out of bed in the morning as we long to pursue these little projects of ours. Many studies link having a sense of purpose with longevity, which is definitely not a bad thing.



If you’re curious you’re more likely to be open to new ideas, ways of thinking and experiences. Curiosity makes us want to get out of our comfort zone and find out what happens when we say “yes”. It can be scary, but the pay off is often well worth it. It’s curiosity more than anything else that builds an adventurous spirit and gives us the courage to break trend.



You may be familiar with the saying that happiness is not planned, it is stumbled upon. And it really is true. So it only makes sense that having a healthy sense curiosity will heighten your chances of alighting upon happiness. If it’s found in the unlikeliest of places, you won’t find it following your day to day routine. You will find that your friendships will become stronger and a greater source of happiness. It’s a side affect of having a genuine interest in the people in your life.


There are no downsides to being more curious, never mind what people say about curiosity killing the cat. At Aesthetic we believe our creativity and passion are a direct result of us regularly feeding our curiosity, which has led to us creating some incredible experiences for our clients.