Curiosity

 

Curiosity is a need for everyone who knows how to think. – d’Alembert.

The question arises if curiosity is an intrinsic property of the human mind or if it is the result of useful enlightenments in the past. The original thrive for knowledge stems from the fact that our environment is dangerous and that we need to know what is harmful and what not. Therefore, we listen to our senses, we experience and remember. Then we start to reflect on different experiences and start putting together our memories in new creations, forming new ideas and thinking into the future. If this was like this in the past, and lead to this in the present, then what would this lead to in the future? The pleasure or superiority we derive from knowledge, being able to predict the future, understanding things and being able to explain them to others and thus helping them, improving their lives to a more pleasurable experience is the core, the origin of curiosity. Therefore, curiosity is not an intrinsic value of the human mind, but also is derivable from the sensations we perceive.

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