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Curiosity: The Key To A Long Life - Darius Foroux

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Curiosity: The Key To A Long Life - Darius Foroux
Stay curious. Keep learning new things, keep innovating. Don’t “retire” and call it quits. You’re toast the moment you do that. Curiosity keeps you young.

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Curiosity: The Key To a Happy Life

Curiosity: The Key To a Happy Life

The key to a long, happy and successful life is to be like a river, everflowing and curious. One has to keep learning new things and keep innovating.

Staying an eternal student is without a doubt one of the most important things in life.

A River Never Stops.

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The Enemy of Curiosity: Busyness

If one is too busy, the gates of curiosity, wonder and serendipity become forever closed. We have to take time out to do something new, exploring life, and what all it has to offer.

Our desk job followed by our home responsibilities will rob us of a good life if we are too busy to be curious.

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Curiosity Keeps Life Novel

Life is about the new, and curiosity keeps life novel. Doing new things, learning new stuff and innovating in your field of interest.

Doing things that you are curious about will make your life full of joy, giving you a long, satisfying life experience.

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Curiosity and innovation

Encouraging people to be curious generates workplace improvements.

When we are curious, we view tough situations more creatively. Studies have found that curiosity is associated with less defensive reactions to stress and less aggressive reactions to provocation.

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Thus, conflicts are less heated, and groups achieve better results.

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