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I feel like curiosity has become less of a priority in people's lives as they obsess over definite plans and expectations. I understand how important setting goals can be, but so much is lost when a sense of discovery falls away.

Maybe some of you see different patterns in the world around you? Let me know.

By ChrisGriffin1
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How you gonna learn new stuff if you're not curious? If my curiosity faded, I'd just have to kill myself, no point in living any longer if that happens.

Condor5 Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

I have always ben curious rather than goal orientated though it has served me pretty well, and I remain curious about all manner of things and still delight in discovering things new to me.

rakuman Level 5 Apr 16, 2018

I have known a lot of people, young and old, who aren't goal oriented. Sometimes goal oriented people so focus on their goals they miss other opportunities. I really don't see a pattern, but maybe it is where l live.

Sticks48 Level 7 Apr 15, 2018

I too have observed a lessened interest in curiosity and asking questions, and a disturbing trend it is.

SpikeTalon Level 7 Apr 15, 2018

Is curiosty at all important to some people ? Nurses tend to be type A, extremely uptight people with a stick up their ass. Not only do they not a have a natural curiosty, I wonder if they know how to relax and let go. I find that people are particular about what they are curious about, for me it is other cultures, I am deeply curious about human behavior.

OnaM Level 6 Apr 15, 2018

I feel that acting on our curiosities should not be luxury..Having something to explore or more to the fact.. to look forward to is critical to our sense of well being. Forgive my Grammar !

JamesRallis Level 2 Apr 15, 2018

I hate making plans. I don't do it much. Especially far out into the future. People cancel a lot.

Sarahroo29 Level 8 Apr 15, 2018

People can be tardy, that is for sure. In planning my film projects, I often had to have contingency plans for when things and people fell through. I had to rely on the surprise talents and willingness of people I didn't expect to give 200%, to make up for the others I didn't expect to give 50%. Every plan comes with surprises.


We live in the information age. if you want to know something, just pull up your favorite search engine and the totality of human knowledge is at your fingertips. there's very little work needed to attain a basic understanding of a variety of subjects. our social reflexes suffer for this. now when we meet others, it seems we are expected to divulge a list of personal statistics. I miss the days when you could get to know someone over a period of time, those juicy moments of discovery when they inadvertently show their true selves, the timidity involved in a developing bond. I don't know if that's quite what you meant, but...

dyvynyty Level 4 Apr 15, 2018

Good answer all the same. I know on a lot of dating sites I tried, people want to know everything up front, and they don't stop to think that that one thing they didn't think to ask might have made all the difference in the world. We can't always know what qualities people come with, until they just randomly surface.

Exactly right. Everyone is so busy trying to find their preconceived ideal of the perfect partner that it's impossible to make any real connection. People aren't curious about who you are, they just want to know if you can fit into their romantic mold.


I've never really been a goal-oriented person, though everyone around me tried to make me be goal-oriented. They thought there was something wrong with me.

Strangely enough for me, many of my goals sprang forth from curiosity. I didn't seek out what others wanted me to pursue, I just went after whatever felt right and logical to me. There is nothing wrong with not wanting or expecting what other people want or expect. That's my view on it.


Maybe when you're younger. Later in life you take one day at a time.

sassygirl3869 Level 8 Apr 15, 2018

And take that one day at a time slow and easy.

I agree!

Does "one day at a time" bring about more curiosity for you?

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