I sometimes meet people who say that the topics I talk about is “boring”. In such occasions, sometimes I can’t believe what they say that I ask them to repeat it just to ensure that I hear it correctly .
Why is it hard for me to believe it? Is it because I really love the topics that I can’t believe others don’t? Is it because I’m too involved in the topics that I can no longer see it from others’ perspective? At first, I thought that is the case, but after thinking about it for a while, I realized that it isn’t. The real reason why I can’t believe what they say is this:
I never say any topic boring myself.
“Boring” is not in my vocabulary, and that’s why I sometimes get surprised when someone says so. Even for topics which are not in my main areas of interest, I never put the word “boring” on them. I deeply believe that there are always something interesting in each topic. Just mention to me any topic, and I will always think of interesting things it may have. I’m always curious and look for new possibilities.
I learn something here:
Saying that a topic is boring is killing curiosity.
Saying that a topic is boring, even if you just say it in your mind, implies that you have lost any interest in it. There’s no way you will explore it further. On the other hand, if you are curious you will never say that a topic is boring. Instead, you will look at the positive side. You will always seek for something interesting, and you believe that there is something interesting.
Why is it important to be curious? Because:
Curiosity is the door to new possibilities.
Being curious means that you are hungry to learn something new and absorb new knowledge. This will allow you to see new possibilities. You will see opportunities overlooked by others, and that will put you ahead of the game.
So it’s important not to kill your curiosity by saying that something is boring, even if you just say it in your mind. Just remember:
Whenever you say that something is boring, you have closed one more door of possibilities.