“curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back.”
curiosity may bring death, pain or failure. that’s a realistic possibility of risk, creativity, entrepreneurship, exploring or any adventure as well. but these things can also bring life. great life.
we might as well work to satisfy curiosity so that life is experienced in its fullness. maybe that’s what the last part of the adage means. maybe satisfying curiosity can bring us back to life.
let this old statement not be a warning against risk, but a reminder that sayings like this exist because it’s an uphill battle to shake off fear and mediocrity to lean into your curiosity, creativity and potentiality. it’s just possible that it’s curiosity that brings the cat back to life.