Curiosity requires a sense of inquisitiveness.
Not all inquiries reflect curiosity, curiosity is inquisitive by nature.
Curiosity is the desire to learn by asking questions, dissecting, examining, exploring and investigating.
Curiosity is at the heart of most experimentation, and to be truly satisfying requires the ability to avoid preconceived ideas or foregone conclusions, but not necessarily ignoring them.
Stephen Hawking once said that “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
Curiosity is a recognition of what we don’t know and the hope that by exploring the unknown, we may learn and discover new questions to ask.
It is the paradox of illumination – but more on that next time.