Alan Alda: I applied my curiosity to it

My life hasn’t changed much, I just applied my curiosity to it. I’m constantly reading and trying to figure out the best approaches. So far it’s really interesting. I think it’s helped me understand a little better that everybody has something they’re coping with.

– Alan Alda about being diagnosed with Parkinsons, in People Magazine

This quote is beautiful in two ways. First, by applying curiosity about a life challenge. (Instead of going into despair and victim identity.) And then by using it to find empathy with others and knowing we are all in the same boat. (Instead of resenting others and going into “poor me” mode.)

I am sure he has moments of frustration and fears about the future. But he consciously chooses to feed another approach.

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