Curiosity is a major driving force behind human behaviour. It’s what drives you to keep looking at Wikipedia pages or click on an article on Buzzfeed. It’s what drives you to go see that play or movie that everyone seems to be raving about. It’s what drives you to watch the next episode of House of Cards, even though it’s 2am and you have an early class. It’s that little feeling you get when you just want to know.
Think of where we’d be without curiosity. No research would ever have been conducted, no technology ever created, no one would have even thought of planting the seed that kick-started agriculture. Our species would have died out long before we could even leave the Sahara.
The greatest discoveries in history came about because the discoverers were curious. They wanted to know what would happen if they sailed in this direction or what would happen if this chemical with that chemical. Curiosity has taken us around the globe and out into the darkness of space. Without curiosity, we know nothing.
Curious – Harry Potter GIF. (2015). [image] Available at: http://hogwartsfansite.tumblr.com/post/117887873308 [Accessed 6 Mar. 2016].
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