Beauty has a dark side: Morbid curiosity explained — ScienceDaily

Everyone loves a good train wreak.  Eric G. Watson.

This book, which I have not read looks fascinating; now on my reading list.

I  view curiosity as one of my most important motivators.  Why else would I spend so much time studying and teaching, and I am still a “student” on the electoral roll, in part, because I expect to stop exploring a few days before I die.

But curiosity has a dark side; subjects that are dangerous to explore or taboo.  We gossip and follow fire trucks; curiosity can take us places we would be better not going.  Eric Watson explores this, concluding that an honest look at the dark side: death, failure, accidents and so forth, can rattle our complicity and sense of entitlement, leading to action and a feeling of gratitude, thus helping us on our way.   Keeping us humble and human.

Certainly ideas worth exploring.

Source: Beauty has a dark side: Morbid curiosity explained — ScienceDaily

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My passion is telling the stories of possibility, seeking a sustainable and beautiful future. My training is in science, chemistry, environmental science and teaching.
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