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.
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...