Curious People Don’t Kill Their Cats: The Science Behind Winning Friends, Influencing People and Living a Life Most Worth Living

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Based on cutting-edge research, it has become clear that harnessing and intensifying our curiosity is an overlooked and powerful tool for creating a rich, meaningful existence. When we are open to new experiences and when we relish the unknown, positive events linger longer and we extract more pleasure and meaning from them. When we are open, we remove blinders to see that we are surrounded by beauty, kindness, and intrigue. When one is genuinely curious it is possible to form lasting friendships, persuade and inspire other people, and respond to personal threats in a non-defensive manner. The neglected impact of curiosity in love, work, and play is detailed. Not only is there evidence that highly curious people live longer, they live better. Learn several strategies for cultivating curiosity in yourself and the people around you.

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Todd Kashdan

Professor, psychologist, positive psychology researcher; providing info on the science of happiness, meaning in life, and what makes life most worth living bio from Twitter

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