Is curiosity a form of dissatisfaction? Why or why not?

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  • 2 months ago

    I guess since I am never satisfied.

  • 2 months ago

    Yes, it's more like disgust than unhappiness, and every soul goes through it, which causes them to renounce the world completely or temporarily, and it's the complete renunciation that leads them to God.

    This is all an aspect of each of us to fulfill the purpose of creation and has been going on and will go on forever.

  • 2 months ago

    It can be yes. Perhaps Plogsties would allow that "all too many people" have not been

    given a green light to take their legitimate protests-to-another-level.

    Take Greta Thunberg and her quest for Environmental Emergency action. She & her followers

    have reacted to what they can see as their future being limited & curtailed, whilst the means

    to solve the situation is available, but not being deployed.

    Similarly the same situation exists here in the pure philosophy Category & has existed probably

    since its start origin. That contributors & commentators had enough philosophy curiosity

    & the pure pleasure of finding results in philosophy.. that after a while their discovery-answers

    to philosophy questions TOOK ON A LIFE ALL OF ITS OWN..^

    Whereupon they lost their philosophical curiosity in newer & newer or better and better questions.

    Philosophy questions with increased knowledge content, together with the discovered answers fitting this "chosen jigsaw".

    But we should see that the difference with Greta's approach is minimal.. and that Plogsties & others like Campbell Hayden are correct : that with turning our curiosity & "fine tuning" can lead

    to Greater Expectation, accompanied by dissatisfaction... and increasing disappointment.

    A loss of that early inhibition, childhood curiosity with described PHILOSOPHY content.

    This transition from early problem solving to more complex problem solving was described

    by Greta Thunberg as being suddenly able to tell the black-from-white, meaning for her

    that the black problems "stood out" from those white shaded answer problems.

    And she was able to place NOT JUST more-and-more problems into this autonomous

    jigsaw picture but also was able to place answers of a Qualitative kind, where the

    jigsaw could be used as a TEMPLATE TOOL.. a reliable tool for discovering further

    environmental problem-answers to their related, mature questions of Environmental concern.

    ^ a subsequent "template tool" (a critical rational one).

    Source(s): Early subjective hopes, later critical & rational Environment solutions One such rational but criticisable "pre-solved idea" is the THEORY of Darwinism, where going from A LIFE OF ITS OWN it has become a more & more specialised theory...Almost in tandem if you like with our now modern Technical & technoLOGICAL culture. With associated worries about a choice (= TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT) culture with a ruinous type economy & diminishing social cohesive happiness.
    • peter m
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      Hence a Philosophy Emergency that SUPPORTS the present ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY..

  • P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes it is. It's a dissatisfaction with our own ignorance and a motivation to do something about it.

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  • 2 months ago

    It is exactly. Haven't you heard?

    Curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought him back!

  • 2 months ago

    No. Rather it is the natural outcome of what appears to be an innate need to understand one's world and life. If you watch young children before they've become inhibited by their perception of what society wants of them you'll see pure pleasure in exploration and being curious. Sadly all too many people lose this as the "mature", losing that joy and excitement of discovery that is so obvious and enviable in the young.

    • peter m
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      And yet OUR Education system is SET UP to take YOUNG PEOPLE, Select a chosen few, then Pile them with SPECIALISED Knowledge IN THE HOPE that together they can come-up-wit-some-new Discovery.

  • small
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Curiosity is indeed a form of dissatisfaction..... in a perfectly satisfied state of mind, there would be no need for any quest or information.

  • 2 months ago

    Curiosity is a form of inquiry and assessment. 

    Dissatisfaction can be, and sometimes is, a byproduct of curiosity. 

  • B-Dub
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    No, curiosity is a form of human development and desire to gain knowledge. I would say curiosity is a form of aspiration before dissatisfaction, mostly because of the negative connotation.

  • 2 months ago

    I'm just scared af and sroudef and they

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