A Curious Mind

Every 2 weeks, producer Brian Grazer holds a “curiosity conversation” with an accomplished stranger outside his area of expertise in film and TV. His goal is to find out their secret, to process, to life, to creativity. His conversations led to moves like A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, and TV shows like “Arrested Development” and “24.”

“When you know more, you can do more. Curiosity is a state of mind. More specifically, it’s the state of having an open mind. Curiosity is a kind of receptivity. And best of all, there is no trick to curiosity. You just have to ask one good question a day, and listen to the answer. Curiosity is a more exciting way to live in the world. It is, truly, the secret to living a bigger life.”

A curious mind is an engine of insight. It keeps the world interesting. As Ernest Hemingway once wrote,

“If a writer stops observing, he is finished.”

Ernest Hemingway
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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.