Curiosity: The desire to learn or know about anything; inquisitiveness.
As Albert Einstein once said “The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries to merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.”
There are many things in life that make people curious about something. There is always something in life, that we want to know and find out, and that is called curiosity.
One time that I have been curious, would have to be when my favourite NRL team, the St George Illawarra Dragons were looking for a new coach. Following the sacking of then coach, Steve Price in May, 2014, then Assistant Coach, Paul McGregor was appointed as caretaker for the rest of the season (14 games)
He improved the team dramatically and they finished just one win short of making the Semi Finals, so I thought, definitely, Paul McGregor should be our next coach.
I was really curious on who our next coach would be. Several names kept popping up, like supercoach Wayne Bennett who coached the Dragons to the 2010 Premiership, as well as former Dragons captain, Trent Barrett, Neil Henry and Tim Sheens names were also in the mix. But all along, I wanted Paul ‘Mary’ McGregor to get the job.
For months I was curious, who our next coach would be. It kept being in the headlines “Several contenders for Dragons coach”. I was just thinking, come on it can’t be that hard to pick, just tell us who the coach is already.
I was not the only one, there were several Dragons supporters all waiting on the big announcement, and they too were curious on who it was going to be.
After months, of waiting, Dragons CEO Peter Doust, confirmed that Paul McGregor would be the coach of the Dragons for the next 3 years.
In McGregor’s first season in charge, he made them the 4th best defensive side in the NRL, and did what no one expected to, took them to the Semi Finals (finishing 8th), to only go down by 1 point, in a Elimination against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bullogs.
I will finish on this, being curious isn’t a bad thing, but there are things in life you just want to know straight away, and a lot of the time people are guessing of what is going to happen. That is the joy of curiosity.