On 12 August 2016 the following Word for the Day, a quotation from Simone Weil, appeared on the site gratefulness.org:
Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
What does this have to do with curiosity? Simone Weil may have died in 1943, but I can’t help feeling that what she said is only more important in the digital age with all its distractions. And I think being curious in general, but also about specific topics or people, makes paying attention easier. Who knows? Maybe paying attention also makes it easier to be curious, as we can get pulled into what the person is telling.