I had a lovely dinner last night with Charles and Julia. They’re both doing amazing things – Charles created I’m in Like With You and Julia, well, she’s Julia doing all kinds of top-secret things in addition to her roles as Editor-at-Large of Star Magazine and dating columnist at Time Out New York.
One thing that struck me was their simple curiosity about…well…things.
Curiosity is the defining characteristic of exceptionally smart people. It’s tough, if not impossible, to learn once it’s too late. My friend is a graphic design professor and he’s been grappling with trying to figure out ways to teach his students how to be curious. Unfortunately, I think he’s given up and realized you either have it or you don’t.