Good Morning – Live Curiously

'The only way in which one human being can properly attempt to
influence another is by encouraging him to think for himself,
instead of endeavoring to instill ready-made opinions into his
head.' ~Leslie Stephen

Good morning! One of the things I always strive to do with my
employees is develop independent thinking on many levels. I am less
interested in hearing my opinion repeated, than I am in hearing
their original opinions.

I have always been like this in politics and the news as well.
While I might watch a news show, I am not convinced or swayed by
simple summaries or quick coverage. I then investigate the topic on
my own, from many sources, forming my own opinion. And I take this
principle to child-rearing as well. While there are certain values
that I (and I am sure many parents) instill in their child, I am
careful to instill what I feel are my 'core values' and then leave
plenty of room for my daughter to create her own thoughts, opinions
and viewpoints of the world. Encouraging this independent thinking
creates a natural curiosity about life.

Your turn:
Today, observe how you are influenced by opinions and how you
influence others. Ask more questions, do more research, develop
your curiosity and the curiosity of those you care about.

Your affirmation:
I form my own opinions, building a curiosity for life

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