Curious not Judgmental

From Weekly I/O#47

Be curious, not judgmental.

Video: Ted Lasso: Be curious, not judgmental

We tend to form our opinions quickly when seeing someone's behavior or listening to someone's words. [1] However, wearing judgmental glasses to get our take on things can stop us from being curious. Without curiosity, we won't have a chance to understand more and potentially change our minds.

When I encounter something new, I often enjoy being aware of what happened without trying to accept, reject or make any judgment too soon. After all, it is more fun and mentally healthy to be curious.

Thanks to Angelica Kosasih for sharing this with me.

[1] Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky explained this tendency in the representativeness heuristic.

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