Speaker: Todd Kashdan
Event Date: September 13, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Contrary to conventional thinking, searching for happiness, certainty, and safety often gets in the way of the fulfilling life we want. Cutting-edge research is showing that harnessing and intensifying our curiosity is an overlooked and powerful tool for creating a rich, meaningful existence. When we are open to new experiences and relish the unknown, positive events linger longer and we extract more pleasure and meaning from them. When one is genuinely curious it is not possible to be aggressive. Instead, a curious attitude strengthens relationships whether negotiating with colleagues, attracting friends, or igniting passion in romantic relationships. Evidence shows that highly curious people live longer and live better. Curiosity is one of the few things that can demonstrably alter peoples’ lives. Best of all, people can learn to wield this underappreciated strength.