I’m going to keep it short today, ’cause I realize that I tend to go on at length. Apparently, the ideal length for a blog post is 350-450 words, and I’m usually aiming for 500 – whups!
So here’s the question for you – why do people seem to lose their curiosity as they get older? Is it laziness, is it fear? In the past 24 hours, I’ve had interactions with several people that kind of left me stunned, because finding out the answers to their questions/concerns was the work of seconds; why wonder about things if you’re not going to make a point to follow it up? Perhaps that’s just me – I’m admittedly behind the curve on several developmental fronts, but I’ll never surrender my desire to learn and inform myself. But then, perhaps that’s why I often feel like I’m on precipitous ground – I haven’t narrowed my viewpoints into comforting, cosseting ‘truths’, and so don’t feel content with what I would term ignorance.
Suffices to say, this isn’t to name-call or insult anyone – I am genuinely curious as to why people just… don’t want to know, or aren’t willing to make the tiny effort to try and inform themselves. I suspect at least one of you has some science for me, but hopefully more will have interesting opinions. 😀