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I've noticed something a little disconcerting in today's society. It seems that in many places, asking too many questions how things work or why things are the way they are usually get a response of 'you're asking too many questions' or 'you're being too curious'. It seems that curiousity and exploration in today's society is slowly being rubbed out. :sad:

Do any of you guys every feel the same way?
 

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I think that society, as a whole, is actually trying to destroy itself... call it my own personal conspiracy theory... I just thought of this yesterday/today around midnight so I havn't had much time to think about it. Just thought I'd get the ball rolling in your thread all the same though:happy:
 

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I usually laugh when they say that and say "You have absolutely no idea what curious even means, but you still think you can say that? Hilarious. Welp, have fun twittering about this in less than a sentence. Might I suggest "Gawd my life is lyke totalleh boring"?"
 

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I think that society, as a whole, is actually trying to destroy itself... call it my own personal conspiracy theory... I just thought of this yesterday/today around midnight so I havn't had much time to think about it. Just thought I'd get the ball rolling in your thread all the same though:happy:
I don't think society wants to destroy itself. It would make more sense to say that those in power don't want the common peole to be curious so thy can control them much more easily. The decay of society is most likely a side effect...
 
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I usually laugh when they say that and say "You have absolutely no idea what curious even means, but you still think you can say that? Hilarious. Welp, have fun twittering about this in less than a sentence. Might I suggest "Gawd my life is lyke totalleh boring"?"
I' going to remember that lol
 

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I don't think society wants to destroy itself. It would make more sense to say that those in power don't want the common peole to be curious so thy can control them much more easily. The decay of society is most likely a side effect...
Like I said, not had much time to think about it properly yet... you just wait though, soon enough I'll make a thread about it lol.
 

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Society, specifically the educational system, (highly prominent in the states) does not want to teach children how to develop critical thinking skills. It's not accepted. Being skeptical is seen as being impolite, rude, it just has a negative connotation. It's unfortunate. But don't let those who wish to believe things blindly - having blind faith - govern your gift, the gift of intellectual responsibility, the ability to really look at this world and discover ways to improve what needs to be improved upon.

To question in some people's eyes equates to defiance. That is not always the case. In order to understand, a skeptical mind is necessary. I believe skeptical people are wise, and intelligent.
 

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I don't think society wants to destroy itself. It would make more sense to say that those in power don't want the common peole to be curious so thy can control them much more easily. The decay of society is most likely a side effect...
This, my friend, is a very astute observation. You are absolutely correct; those in power don't want you to question the foundations of the society they have built, because they've rigged it to benefit themselves at the expense of the masses. They care nothing about you, and want to turn you into a dumb, meek, obedient slave of the system.
 

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I would be very surprised if curiosity was more valued before.
Actually, the opposite is more likely.

As for the education system, its goal, sadly, is to produce workers. Nothing new there.
 

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I find this to be true in many ways. The Arts, for example, are looked down upon in the public education system as being of lesser value. Music and visual art courses are often permitted less funds because of this, therefor causing the quality of the course to suffer. I believe that participating in art classes in high school is beneficial because of the allowed individualistic freedom that is not generally found in more academic classes.

Also, the illegal position of psychedelic drugs. These drugs make use of brain preceptors that could not necessarily be reached otherwise, often times reconnecting users with the natural land and disconnecting them from their egos. The beauty in these drugs lyes in the new perception of the world, giving many a new sense of creativity. These discoveries open your eyes to the corruption of government systems... so illegal they have become via ze hippie movement and illegal they shall remain.
 

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Yes, and it is also common for people to be redirected to find the answers to their questions on their own. Like, if you have a question, rather than ask your mentor, go look it up later on. This gives people the impression that asking questions makes one appear dumb. This is dangerous practice IMO and can lead to many errors. People should be able to ask questions and express freely when they do not understand something, however, having the ability to find answers on your own is also very important IMO.
 

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No. I think you have too much faith in mankind's curiosity in previous generations or whatever you're considering your baseline for comparison. I think its the same as its always been. 500 years ago people were aboard technologically advanced wooden ships and probably didn't ask questions about it.

Be more pessimistic about the masses.
 

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I ,on the other hand, tend to be amazed with how much curiosity I get away with. Like @wiarumus, I like to think of this historically, and I think there have been very few periods in human history where a common person could get away with as much curiosity as they do today. Ergo, a moderately optimistic viewpoint.
 

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Yeah, I whole wholeheartedly agree. Most the time all they have to say is "curiosity killed the cat!" in which I reply to.. "but why?" and "why does everyone keep talking about this darn cat!"
 

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Yeah, I whole wholeheartedly agree. Most the time all they have to say is "curiosity killed the cat!" in which I reply to.. "but why?" and "why does everyone keep talking about this darn cat!"
My reply would be, "Curiosity found the cat and caught the killer."

I'm really grateful I have the freedom and tools to satisfy my curiosity. We're all pretty lucky.
 

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No. I think you have too much faith in mankind's curiosity in previous generations or whatever you're considering your baseline for comparison. I think its the same as its always been. 500 years ago people were aboard technologically advanced wooden ships and probably didn't ask questions about it.

Be more pessimistic about the masses.
I was thinking about the Age of Exploration to be exact but you're probably right.
 

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I just find it sad how little people are interested in the world around them and I believe this has always been a problem. I find myself reading articles on random stuff all the time and doing my own little "research projects" on different subjects ranging anywhere from undersea life, to psychology, to cellular respiration. It astounds me that people dont enjoy learning, and frankly, its horrifying that there are so many of them running things! haha...

Asking "why" should never be a chore; it should be natural, and it makes me sad that people are content to live in their little boxes. I always used to piss off my parents because I would ALWAYS be asking "why"
 

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If you're curious, you have the potential of unmasking the illusion that society creates. So curiosity is frowned upon by those who are fine with living their shallow lives.
 

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If you're curious, you have the potential of unmasking the illusion that society creates. So curiosity is frowned upon by those who are fine with living their shallow lives.
Yes, but dont' forget NT rules the world in global strategy and then NF for religious power.
 
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