The more we learn about curiosity, the more it becomes clear: It’s the not-so-secret ingredient to a happy life. 

As we get older, we tend to shy away from new experiences and sensations. It’s understandable; after a long life of hard work who wouldn’t want to just sit on the porch and yell and at the neighboorhood kids to cut the racket. 

However funny the cliche’ of the old man on the porch is, it’s a trend that should be left in the past. Constantly learning, experiencing new things, and venturing out of our comfort zone is the proven path to happiness. 

Equally important is the fact that maintaining curiosity as we age is proven to protect us from cognitive and physical decline.

In fact, in both the young and the old, research has found that high curiosity levels correlate with mental well being and overall life satisfaction. 

So, how can we pump up the curiosity levels in our own lives?

Check out this article on ways to stay curious.

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