Curiosity Holly G, Claire m, sofia p and antonia s

What is curiosity? Curiosity is when someone has a strong desire to learn or know something. Those who are curious often will seek challenges and new experiences to widen their horizons. Curiosity can be critical to learning and will often lead to the ability to make connections to different pieces of information.

What sparks curiosity? People are curious because they want to know and understand things that they do not already know or do not know much about. Curiosity typically occurs when people are encountered with a situation or question that interests them. It sparks many endless questions, thoughts, emotions and feelings. People think, What is that? How did that happen? But most importantly Why? This is then linked to the meaning of life and many other existential questions that we do not currently have an answer to. Curiosity leads people to explore in an attempt to have a deeper understanding. Curiosity also allows people to be very creative. Many creative ideas and thoughts occur when people are curious.

What does curiosity lead to? Humans are surrounded by curiosity in our everyday lives. From as young as a toddler to the end of our lives, we thrive off curiosity, whether it be learning or exploring, we are always drawn to finding answers for anything, even if there is no benefit to our lives by knowing this new information. Curiosity deepens our knowledge of life, even from birth, by being curious we plant our roots of life as curious beings.

The human race has created and achieved countless things in the short time we have been on earth, and without curiosity to expand our knowledge, the modern day society we live in today would not be the same. Curiosity is an evolution process that has allowed us to explore all the opportunities there are on earth. Curiosity has already taken us so far, and this brain process will continue to drive the human population to achieve more astonishing things.

Why are humans curious? Curiosity can be linked to neoteny meaning that humans as a species are more childlike than other species. Due to a humans extensive childhood it provides us with more time to absorb our environment, this extra knowledge of our world providing extra room for curiosity due to our ability to learn and understand deeply. Humans are curious for reward however it is more than just this. A humans curiosity is nature built into them, as well as the intelligence we have which others do not. We as humans ask questions to gain education, knowledge and understand the world around us, this fulfilling our sense of curiosity, ultimately giving meaning into our lives.

How does curiosity affect our meaning of life? Curiosity sparks interest and deeper insight into ones beliefs, this affecting their meaning of life. Through this process of curiosity, we find answers to those questions which shape our thoughts and aspect of life, ultimately affecting our meaning of life.

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