I want to talk about being nosey.
In my world, being nosey has always had bad connotations…”you’re too nosey”, “mind your own business”, “stay out of my affairs”, or even the extreme…”get out of my life!”
The dictionary even states “nosey” as “showing too much curiosity in other people’s business”, “prying into something”.
Well... I am having a change of frame around “nosey” For example, how do our pets greet us? With their nose!! Our pets use their nose to find out stuff about us, who we are, where we’ve been, what we’re up to and do we have food?!
I’m taking up their example and becoming more nosey, asking questions, finding out stuff, learning about new ideas, techniques and topics.
I just recently finished the big PPA (Professional Photographers of America) conference, and I stuck my nose into talks that I normally wouldn’t go to as I didn’t think that they pertained to the type of photography that I do…
Well…as a reward of prying into other people’s business, I learned a handful of new techniques and ideas!!! I can’t wait for my next photoshoot to experiment with these new ideas.
I know I’ve talked about inspiration and lack of, I have realized that nosiness can inspire and excite, bring new thoughts, concepts and ideas. I would encourage nosiness in your life and even suggest that those who are not are doomed to a life of sameness and mediocraty.
Keywords: curiosity, inquisitive, inspiration, nosey, nosey pony, prying
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