C U R I O S I T Y
Mungkin berbagai hal yang sekarang gue alami adalah buah dari keisengan semata.
Pengen aja nyoba.
Gimana ya rasanya kalau gue di posisi itu?
Is this good enough?
Is there anything I could do to improve?
Why he does what he does.
What is their worldview?
Sepertinya pertanyaan ini akan jadi my perpetual kegalauan.
Mungkin bukan galau, lebih ke api yang terus menyala.
Like a burning amber, not flames but it lasts...
There were so many things that I tried.
Much wasted time...
Much resources used up for trying out new things.
By trying new things, I mean I tried many from the good and the bad...
I can't spell out the later ones, but it has taught me a lot about life in general and the experiences that I've been exposed to.
Many failures that led to depressions.
Small wins that made me happy.
And some harsh words that were thrown at me as a result of trying them.
Are you curious?
When you hear of a country for this first time do you have an uncontrollable urge to check out where it is in the world?
Do you see a word you don’t know and before you know it you are tapping it into Google to find out what it is?
When you see a closed door do you ever have the urge to push it open?
When a doctor diagnoses you with something are you curious to see if there are any alternatives?.
There was a time in my life when I wasn’t that curious.
It was the time when I was living my life on automatic, getting up eating breakfast, going to the office, eating lunch, working and heading home.
Now I do intermittent fasting...something that never crossed my mind.
I eat raw garlic...turns out it tastes good and it is like my new mecin.
I had some interests.
I love books but I wasn’t even scratching the surface of life.
I do SUMI...an exercise that combines breathing techniques and some chi (energy) and simple moves.
Most people might not consider it as a form of exercise but I do...
I don't know...
I always seem to have this inquisitive mindset.
Like I question a lot of things...
From the smallest thing like why I should brush my teeth this way...not that way to more abstract concepts like religion, gods, the unseen....and many other.
Most of the breakthrough discoveries and remarkable inventions throughout history, from flints for starting a fire to self-driving cars, have something in common: They are the result of curiosity.
So curiosity is this hunger to keep on trying new things.
And I learned the hard way that sometimes I needed to put a break on it.
Especially on stuff that is, you know, clearly "off limits".
My recent hunches are Chinese and Egyptian Arabic.
I really wanna experience a Chinese brain and an Arabic brain.
Hmmm, just curiosity...
I also dream to visit Beijing and Cairo one day and experience them in their native tongues.
Must be a completely different experience.
So much feelings and emotions are lost there.
Cause at the end of the day, nobody can truly understand what it is to be - you...
No one can experience the world in the same way you do.
So what intrigues me...
What ticks me inside...
What fuels me...
These aren't necessarily be suitable or at least deemed "normal" by other people.
So this curiosity still guides me to my next step in life...
Always keeps me on the edge...
And it never fails to surprise me...
One thing for sure...curiosity has opened up many paths that I would have never imagined before...
And these are exciting!
~ Are you curious...? ~