Curiosity for knowledge is advisable and recommended. I suggest you to arouse curiosity for knowledge. But, what I find that many people have curiosity about collecting unnecessary information, getting information about someone’s personal life, curiosity about knowing somebody’s relationship. Curiosity about unnecessary things, curiosity about what’s happening in the surroundings is useless and wastage of time. It won’t produce anything and it is non-productive.
It is rightly said by Oscar Wilde that “The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.”
Some people have curiosity to find out about the private life of others, curiosity to gossip, curiosity to collect undesirable information which is mostly unproductive. Curiosity is God’s best gift but if it is used negatively then it produces no results and it is just waste of time and energy.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.”- Albert Einstein
For example, people have attitude to know what’s going in my neighbourhood. Some people have the curiosity like;
“Who has come to our house?”
“What he was asking about?”
“What he told about me?”
And so on. Some people have the curiosity to read others’ letters. If somebody’s mobile is lying on table they are curious to read SMS. Others are curious to find out what’s in the file and papers, which are lying on the table or drawer.
This type curiosity is unproductive and is also a bad practise. One should come out from all these and change their attitude. They should inculcate the attitude to have curiosity in context to knowledge.
“To be curious about that which is not one’s concern while still in ignorance of oneself is ridiculous,” quotes Plato.
Curiosity for ‘Gyan’ (Knowledge) is productive because knowledge is always applicable and can uplift your life and helps in self improvement.
“It is a miracle that Curiosity survives formal education.”
If you are curious about knowledge, you will enhance your career and growth always will be a part of your life.
“Sometimes questions are more important than answers” quoted Nancy Willard.
The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity. Point is it is to be in a very productive manner. Showing curiosity for less important thing is just a waste of time and energy. This energy can be utilised in positive curiosity. It works out wonders but unnecessary curiosity is wastage of energy and time.
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths,” quotes Walt Disney (American motion-picture Producer, pioneer of animated cartoon films. 1901-1966)