Thursday, April 12, 2007

what's wrong with being curious?

It appears that the phrase ‘curiosity killed the cat was first penned by Samuel Johnson in 1598 in his play “A man and his humor” A year later, William Shakespeare used a similar sentence in the play “Much Ado About Nothing”. This idea has been in our collective consciousness for some time.
So what is it that scares people about being curious and why would anyone want to stifle it?

1 comment:

NoillyP said...

Good question. Children are inherently curious and it's this which drives their learning. Advertisers seek the attention of consumers - curiousity drives attention. Perhaps we should all be a bit more curious.