A Curious Mind by Brian Grazer
I just finished listening to A Curious Mind by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman.
I have been using Storytel.in for listening to audiobooks to block the traumatic thoughts that ruin my day. Plus to learn new things of course.
How did this book help?
Dealing with social anxiety, it is very difficult for me to have conversations with people face-to-face or even via a call or a message. In fact, I went into a shell for as long as I can remember.
But this book gave me a foundation for life — CURIOSITY.
Yeah, as simple as Curiosity. Which the adults start suppressing unintentionally or intentionally because they don’t know how to handle the questions. Because they themselves aren’t curious anymore.
I have started practicing asking curious questions instead of small talk initiators like how are you, which no one answers realistically. And I did have an intense and meaningful conversation with a stranger while I was waiting at a hospital & I was surprised with myself :)
Brian Grazer also mentions that curiosity alone isn’t enough. Discipline and determination are imperative to help a curious person move forward. So practicing all three till they become a habit is my goal.
Finally, thanks to Norbert Leo Butz, the audiobook experience was super interesting and not boring at all.