The Appetite of Curiosity

The appetite for curiosity is another one I’ve learned about recently. Nothing wrong with a healthy curiosity, waiting to know things. It helps you to enjoy traveling; it helps you just simply to want to travel and there are people that could use a bit of that.

But curious persons need to learn the appetite also needs to be controlled and reined in. If it is simply encouraged there comes a sort of obesity of curiosity, where even what is not wholesome is curiously inquired into, what is not one’s business, and what is better left alone.

Jonathan Edwards remarked somewhere that appetites are good servants and bad masters. Like fire, a good servant and useful in the hearth, the candle, the forge; but a bad master when it is not under our control. Curiosity is an appetite too.

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