2021 Vision – Curiosity and the Open Door

Curious /ˈkjʊəri:əs/

inquisitive, wanting to know something …

strange, unusual, different.

a door open – and a curious hotel

Who doesn’t like an open door?

An open door offers a glimpse of something different: maybe an entrance, an exit, maybe a diversion or distraction, but always something different. It can beguile, entrance

…or we can leave it closed and stay in the dark.

Doors are designed to open. What distinguishes a door from, say, a wall is its potential to allow access, shed light, enlighten, not the fact that it can remain closed.

A door ajar is perhaps the most entrancing – what’s inside, what’s outside, what’s on the other side? I’ve found this week that every meeting, with mentees, students, friends and colleagues, has been a door ajar, each revealing something new, giving new insight into the other side. But it’s not just meeting that has this effect – doing something is like leaning on that open door. It builds momentum and brings about change.

So whether watching a movie or taking a picture, reading or writing a book, going or returning, it’s worth remembering to look for open doors – those that look in and those that look out.

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it enriched every one of its nine lives too.

Published by John Humphreys

Education and leisure industry professional with over 30 years' experience and a focus on delivering international experiences and employability development.

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