Monday, August 12, 2013
Show someone a UFO and they are captivated. Their curiosity is ignited and they search for an answer to what it is. What is that thing?
We are uncomfortable in mystery.
But provide an explanation, resolve the mystery and identify the object as it is and that same very thing becomes uninteresting. A rationale and logical identification removes all curiosity, why pay further attention to that which we already know?
UFOs are interesting because they are unidentified, yet day in and day out we seek to identify everything. The question that might be worth pursuing is are our labels correct? Do we correctly identify things, people and the world around us and then through that identity write them off as uninteresting.
What if the people we encounter and the world around us broke out of the box we have put them in? Would our relationships be more interesting if we were actually curious about the person sitting across from us? Would our day be more fulfilling if we were free from our perception of what the day was going to be before it even started?
If we break out of identity, the world and the people we meet become a mystery. We are once again borne of curiosity, begging to take a deeper look and keep exploring.
Time to break out of the box.
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