Let's Get Curious!
Curiosity is the wick in the
candle of learning.
William A. Ward
New Ways of Thinking and Revolutionary Common Sense
An old proverb says, “Curiosity killed the cat.” But we might do well to adopt a wiser adage from memory expert Harry Lorayne: “Curiosity killed the cat, but where human beings are concerned, the only thing a healthy curiosity can kill is ignorance.”
What might happen if we were more curious about children and adults with disabilities? Could we learn more, become wiser, and understand their perspectives—and be less ignorant? In turn, would we be more effective in assisting people with disabilities to live the lives of their dreams?
Being curious means we would ask children and/or adults with disabilities about what they want and need, how they feel about things in their lives, and much more. Then, hopefully, what we learn would lead to actions and solutions. Asking a person with a disability would also confer respect and parity . . . Click here to continue.