About that dead cat…

About that dead cat haiku

I’ve been thinking about the proverbial dead cat, and I’ve decided curiosity gets a bad rap.

All kinds of great discoveries stem from questions that begin with “why”, how” or “what if.”

Someone once told me the discovery of penicillin was nothing more than dumb luck, but I disagree vehemently. The moldy dish may have been accidental, but without a curious mindset, that’s all it ever would have been.

Indifference (the opposite of curiosity) seems far more dangerous.

Indifference provides cover for all kinds of harm, genocide and injustice — things we are sometimes willing to accept in exchange for the fleeting comfort of having our heads planted firmly in the sand.

curiosity
will rarely cause as much harm
as indifference


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