I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
— John Locke (1696, by Godfrey Kneller; Public Domain)
Remain curious. Constantly probe. Some tend to remain so caught up in their own lives that they fail to tap into the wealth of knowledge swirling around them each day. No matter how little you think you have in common with someone, ask them questions about their own pursuits and interests. By making this a habit, we will often uncover new windows through which we can see our own lives more clearly.