In the slightly alter version of the quote from Detective Alonzo Harris as played by Denzel Washington:
"Curious George ain't got shit on me!"
Curious George is a story about a monkey who is brought to the big city from Africa. George is constantly finding himself in the middle of these adventures based on his wild curiosity. That pretty much sums up my life perfectly. I am so passionately curious about everything and anything that random things just happen all the time. And I love it.
In the past week, I was picked up as a plus one to gain the carpool status, a gigantic biker dude complete with leather jacket and angry tattoos threatened to crush every bone in my body, I learned about the wild sex orgies of the Munster Rebellion in Germany in 1534, and I met with a guy who somehow bought my old company months ago without me even knowing. Just another typical random week.
Just as is the case with George, I find myself in these situations all thanks to one thing: childlike curiosity.
I want to know how, why, what and when of everything. It's not for some narcissistic purpose or in hopes of someday appearing on jeopardy. I'm just truly fascinated by just about everything -- business, history, startups, nutrition, sports, relationships, psychology, fitness, design, real estate, surfing, food, physics, space, entrepreneurship, Game of Thrones, chemistry, psychoneuroimmunology and the list goes on and on and on.
It's the way my brain is wired. It has an endless appetite for learning, and I am happy to feed it from the all-you-can-eat-buffet we call the internet. I am so thankful for the internet. If it didn't exist, I would probably be that guy with endless volumes of encyclopedias taking up every square inch of my apartment. Now, I have a tiny piece of aluminum in my pocket that contains access to all the knowledge in the history of mankind. It's difficult, but sometimes I actually put that thing down and turn it off for extended periods of time.
I hope that curiosity isn't one of those things that goes away with age. Actually, I don't really care if it does, because I won't let it. It's just too much fun.