Driving in the car to the airport, my husband said “Hey, check out those birds on the left”.
I looked and saw some birds sitting on a flagpole. Frankly, I didn't think they were anything special. So, I grunted a half-hearted acknowledgement to my husband and went back to the messages on my phone.
"Did you see the birds?' my husband said, pointing to a beautiful flock of one-hundred or so pelicans flying in perfect formation. They looked amazing!
Whoops! In that instant, I realised I had switched off my curious thinking as soon as I saw what I thought I was looking for. Had my husband not pointed them out again, I would have missed something quite special.
⇨ Is it possible that you have switched off your curiosity and stopped looking, because you’ve assumed that your first answer is the right one?