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Intellectual well-being refers to remaining curious about the world around us. It includes learning new skills and knowledge that are often acquired through academic classes but also include activities such as learning a new language or how to cook. We are able to use knowledge and experiences to assess situations and make healthy and safe decisions. Being open minded and willing to hear others’ perspectives is an important step toward intellectual wellness.

  • Critical Thinking: clear, rational, open-minded approach to analyzing information

  • Curiosity: a desire to learn and be open to new experiences

  • Lifelong Learning: the state of remaining open to new experience throughout the lifespan

  • Safety: Awareness and understanding of potential risks associated with the physical environments around us, and utilizing knowledge and experience to make healthy decisions