Curiosity Has an Expiration Date
When people doubt or question their curiosity, they tend to avoid acting immediately. They might think, “I’ll wait, and if I am still curious about this a week from now [or a month, or year], then I will do something about it.” This does not take into account how curiosity arises in a particular setting and is often associated with an action that you can do now. There may be a person in the room to talk to, a path to walk down, an art gallery to enter, a gadget to pick up and examine. If you wait until later, the present opportunity may no longer be available and your initial curiosity will have faded.