Recapturing (or never losing) a child-like sense of wonder is key for curiosity.

Children are joyful and treat each day as a miracle—in part because they are continually surprised.

Each day, they hear a new word or listen to a new song or learn about a new animal. It's their first time visiting that restaurant or jumping in that pool or riding that rollercoaster. The world is continually unfolding before them.

How can you introduce more surprise into your life as an adult? How can you renew your sense of childlike wonder?

Part of the way kids express their curiosity is by asking “why.” And asking “why” (like the 5 whys method) can be useful for breaking down an idea or concept into its component parts.

Deconstruction creates knowledge. Recombination creates value.