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our spaceship for discovery... Gabbix2

Posted by 64bowtie on December 5, 2004, at 15:56:57

In reply to Re: ...our spaceship for discovery... sunny10, posted by Gabbix2 on December 5, 2004, at 14:28:25


> It's not black and white.

<<< You mean "Progress, not perfection"...?

> It requires thinking, and thinking requires curiousity.

<<< Be careful. Not everyone is capable of logic. Not their fault. They lacked encouragement and guidance at critical points in their maturation. But they can still feel, curious. I haven't known anyone to feel curious and depressed at exactly the same time. I've asked and probed. Nobody yet...

<<< Could I be sharing about something never heard before, even though someone had to have known about it, since I've been putting bits and pieces of it together for nearly 20 years?

As an emotion, curiosity requires feeling. A professor from the University of Haifa, in Isreal, has written what seems the definitive tome on emotions. In there he discusses what an emotion is and includes curiosity as one.

From Pop-Religion is another authur, currently much quoted, indicates that there are only two emotions, love and fear. I read both of these books at Border's Books over coffee.

> Generalizations don't get you very far, and the truth generally lies somewhere in the middle.

<<< So, if the professor lists a couple hundred emotions and the authur says there are only two, wisdom indicates that perhaps there are 60 to 75 emotions, of which curiosity could be a likely place-holder on the list. ...making curiosity a feeling.

> ...To insinuate that one can will it away by gossiping less and becoming even more curious is reductive...

<<< How so?

<<< Learning stuff is not "willing" stuff. I am not into magic, we cannot "will" stuff away. Control-freaks are still in denail about their success at "willing" stuff away. The rest of us know the folly in the logic of any attempts to "will" anything.

I advocate that we watch ourselves and learn how to do it different next time. That's learning stuff not "willing" stuff, seems to me anyway.





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