Everyone loves a good train wreak. Eric G. Watson.
This book, which I have not read looks fascinating; now on my reading list.
I view curiosity as one of my most important motivators. Why else would I spend so much time studying and teaching, and I am still a “student” on the electoral roll, in part, because I expect to stop exploring a few days before I die.
But curiosity has a dark side; subjects that are dangerous to explore or taboo. We gossip and follow fire trucks; curiosity can take us places we would be better not going. Eric Watson explores this, concluding that an honest look at the dark side: death, failure, accidents and so forth, can rattle our complicity and sense of entitlement, leading to action and a feeling of gratitude, thus helping us on our way. Keeping us humble and human.
Certainly ideas worth exploring.