I’m a little late for the dVerse Monday quadrille, but here is my take on Curiosity:
What drives you?
What gets you out of bed,
out the door,
out of your comfort zone?
Is it need?
Need got us out of the trees,
greed got us across the seas…
Curiosity got us to Mars.
30 responses to “need, greed or curiosity?”
Nice play on words, and nice examination of our good and bad qualities as a species! I think if curiosity overtakes greed we may be ok…
Thank you Ingrid! 🙂
some of that
and taken aback
Love this! Curiosity can be the drive behind many adventures, explorations, discoveries, and answers. Beautifully said.
Really love that last line. 🙂
Thank you! My kids are big fans of the Curiosity rover. 🙂
It was a clever reference. 🙂
Take it or leave it, where would we be without it? I like how you raise the question for me.
Thank you Paul 🙂 Curiosity is a survival trait – in moderation!
Yes, in moderation for sure (I’ve rescued our cats more than a few times) – glad you liked it Kate.
That and Perseverance 👍 Great prompt response.
Yes!!! That’s a really good point! As a scientist, I would say you need curiosity to drive research, but without rigour and perseverance the research is likely to be valueless.
Curiosity is a great concept … I hope never to lose mine. Enjoyed this muchly.
Thank you Helen. 🙂 I think if you value it, you’re not likely to lose it.
Man’s need to know what’s beyond the beyond continues to explore new worlds.
Need, greed, curiosity…The Grand Motivators. And FEAR; but that’s another poem altogether, eh?
Yes, absolutely! Fear is a really important motivator. I guess it overlaps with need. Hmmm….
A great poem. Love the ending!
Thank you Dwight 🙂
You are welcome!
Maybe curiosity is stronger than anything…. reminds Maslowäs staircase
Yes, but I can’t say I’m a big fan of Maslow’s hierarchy to be honest. I think it’s a useful starting point for reflection on what someone/oneself might need, but it hasn’t stood up well to tests of reliability or validity, especially across cultures. Yet it’s accepted unquestioningly. Perhaps it should have another level – “the need for simplistic hierarchical models”. Actually, if you read Kahneman, that could be considered a need, as it reduces cognitive load and allows faster decision making. And now I should climb out of this particular google.scholar rabbit hole and actually do my job… 😀
Ohhhh! I love those last lines! So so true.
Thank you ! 🙂
Nicely done quadrille.
Thank you! 🙂