Tuesday, August 20, 2013

CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT

And satisfaction brought him back. Curiosity is an odd thing actually and what triggers it in each of us is as different and individual as we are. Whereas some people may thirst for knowledge or the meaning of life, others crave simply to find out intimate details about the people around them. We call their curiosity being nosy. I like to find out what makes people tick. I find human behavior and the human brain fascinating. I always find myself watching people when I’m out in public. When someone has some idiosyncrasy I try my best to find out when it started and why. I guess my curiosity is a combination of being nosy and seeking some sort of enlightenment. I’ve known some people who are like a sponge when it comes to reading books. They absorb knowledge and use it as they see fit in their lives. Their constant path is one of betterment and positive change. I believe people absorbing knowledge are attempting to reach self-actualization…the highest or most perfect state of being. So what makes you curious? Do you pursue your curiosity to satisfaction or do allow yourself to remain thirsty?

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  1. Well, I try to pursue my curiosity about life to satisfaction, but I haven't gotten there yet. Just make the best of the journey, I suppose....

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    1. So what part of the journey is the best part for you?

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  2. Learning to connect with people, especially with those who are different from me.

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  3. I am forever curious to learn more; happily there is no lack of curious things to learn so I am forever drinking but never 'full'

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    1. I've always believed that if a person remains open, they learn new things all the time and when the learning stops, death occurs.

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  4. Not sure how to answer this. Curiosity about all things earthly has always been at the forefront of most everything I've experienced. But so is the thirst for knowledge found in books and the works/teachings of those more enlightened than I...to a point.

    Spent too many years pursuing things not important. Traveled down paths better left untrod. Nothing led to long term satisfaction or enlightenment (aka Meaning of Life).

    For me, here it is in a nutshell: My basic belief system: There is no God in the sky. God is in each and every one of us. Man created Him because when he climbed out of the primordial ooze he needed to make sense of a world/universe beyond our comprehension. God(s) filled the bill at the time. Religion is another matter altogether.

    There is no meaning to life, other than to get out of bed each morning, put one foot in front of the other and get on with gettin' on. In the broadest sense, "How" we do that every day is the secret to happiness.

    Treat others as you would like to be treated. Truly is one of the most basic codes of life (and one of the hardest for me when the brain chemistry is affected by drugs or alcohol.

    Curiosity/thirst for knowledge is something we should never stop striving to attain. It keeps our minds from stagnating (hopefully) and our hearts open.

    Finally: If you can't flirt, you might as well be dead.

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    1. Your answer is so insightful and honest. As always I thank you for that and admire your ability to cut through the BS and just be yourself. You're amazing!

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  5. Living now with handicapped people, I am always curious wanting to ask how they lost their leg or whatever.
    Also, I am forever questioning life,afterlife,my past,other planets,other life...on and on!
    My mother having Alz is a huge study for me on the brain and how it functions on 'habit' so well.

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    1. I'm so glad to see you out and about the blogosphere. Curiosity rocks! Staying hungry rocks too! I'd love to hear your thoughts on afterlife, other planets, other life and yes, life as we know. I guess I owe you a return visit to see if you write about those things.

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  6. I am nosy as all hell! I love watching people, preferably with sunglasses on...and I love reading, especially biographies!
    I suspect you have my number.I am indeed a saucy tart!
    Thank you for your lovely comment! X

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    1. No need for thanks...I just call them as I see them!

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