Be Interested.

The uninteresting are uninterested.

The interesting people of the world are those who are most interested. They are constantly accreting new knowledge about themselves and the world. They continue to dig about for new wonders to incite the passions and move the imagination. They forge new experience through people, books, travels, or creative expression. These are the interesting people. By most standards they may be mad or crazy, eccentric or foreign, but they are overtly original and authentic, blithely bold and daring.

Do you want to be interesting? Be interested. Be curious.

How does one become interested? Ask questions. “Why questions?” you may ask.

Question (n.) c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. questiun, O.Fr. question “legal inquest,” from L. quæstionem (nom. quæstio) “a seeking, inquiry,” from root of quaerere (pp. quæsitus) “ask, seek” (see query). The verb is first recorded late 15c., from O.Fr. questionner (13c.). Question mark is from 1849, sometimes also question stop (1862); figurative use is from 1869.

Query 1530s, quaere, from L. quaere “ask,” imperative of quaerere “to seek, gain, ask,” probably ultimately from PIE *kwo-, base forming the stem of relative and interrogative pronouns. Spelling altered c.1600 by influence of inquiry. The noun in the sense of “a question” is attested from 1630s.

Questions are reserved for the seekers; for the creative minds who wish to explore the depths of experience and find the outer reaches of their world. But man cannot see what he does not know. Let us work on increasing our knowledge, on cleansing the lens of perception, so that we may have clear eyes with which to seek.

Those who ask questions are the adventurers of the world. They are not afraid of the unknown. On the contrary, they slaver at the sight of uncertainty.