Do some things make you so curious you HAVE to learn about them?

@hvedra (1623)
May 6, 2010 5:48am CST
If I see a bird or plant I haven't seen before I have to look them up and find out about them. Not just a name but what type they are and so on. It just bugs me if I don't know. Are you like that? Do you see something and think "I have to know about it" and go look it up?
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@Catkin (480)
• United States
6 May 10
I am like this ALL the time! Not about everything, of course, but I am just curious in general and really want to *know* things, you know what I mean? My current wondering has been about a certain type of tree I started noticing recently in and around my neighborhood. It seems that once I spotted one, suddenly I was seeing this tree all over, sometimes with smaller or differently colored flowers, but I still have no idea what it is. There are times I wish I could conjure up my botany professor from college and ask him what's what --if only!
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@hvedra (1623)
6 May 10
If you could take a picture and stick it on mylot and ask people I'm sure someone would know. There's a lot of plant identification going on in the "gardening" section.
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@GardenGerty (93498)
• Marion, Kansas
6 May 10
Now you have made me curious, Catkin. I do hope you can post a picture. There certainly would be people who would try to help.
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@Catkin (480)
• United States
6 May 10
That hadn't even occurred to me, but what a great idea! Do I have to have over 500 to post pictures? It's alright if that's the case, I'll just upload them on photobucket and type up the links :) I was meaning to go for a walk today, this is the perfect excuse! :)
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@GardenGerty (93498)
• Marion, Kansas
6 May 10
I am naturally curious as well. I think that is a trait I inherited from my mom, or it comes from an environment where we all did that. My first husband was that way as well. We like to look things up. The second thing is that we love to own books and that helps us look things up.
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@Catkin (480)
• United States
6 May 10
I think my curiosity comes at least in part from my parents as well. We've all had an interest in language for quite some time, too; I can recall during dinners when I was younger, a word coming up in conversation that we suddenly wondered about the origin of, so off one of us would go to get the good old Merriam-Webster dictionary to look it up. Stuck with me, methinks, and I am ever grateful for it.
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@GardenGerty (93498)
• Marion, Kansas
6 May 10
Aren't people with that heritage lucky?
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@Catkin (480)
• United States
6 May 10
Indeed, very much so. And it's great that we can spread it to others, too.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
2 Jun 10
Often I do. Lately not so much. I'm so tired. Trying to keep track of three part-time jobs is a chore.
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@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
10 May 10
Hi Hvedra! I wanna to learn gardening now, I am start it by planing tomato I hope it will be work and I can harvest a delicious tomato. I wanna learn gardening because out there so many vegetable and fruit contain pesticide.
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@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
10 May 10
i dont know. it depends how badly i want to learn about it and how interested i am in it. sometimes stuff i looked up and researched, and other stuff and i just check out and admired.
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@sheetalnr (572)
• India
7 May 10
I guess that works for everybody. For me, i am a huge wrestling fan. So if i come to know of a new wrestler or a new promotion....then i start digging up info about it.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
6 May 10
About all i ever look up is words people use that i don't know what they mean. It's very helpful to be able to do this.
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• United States
6 May 10
Yes things do this to me all the time. My husband calls them my life tangents. I saw something I liked that was knit so I read up and taught myself to knit. I see something about a certain herb and read up and learn to use it. I am a huge history buff so anytime I see something I know not about, I am at the library or online finding reading materials and what not. I am the same with recipes and pretty much any and all hand crafts. My family all has this habit which explains why so many have various degrees in completely unrelated topics. Mine are in writing, Home economics, martial arts and herbal remedies. I am now working on an archeology degree. My Father has his in architecture, firefighting/control, Electrical mechanism, and marine biology. We are all like this. My husband's family who all are still in the same job scenes as when they just got out of school do not understand this at all. I feel sorry for them and am glad to say I have worn of on my hubby who is going to be going back to school once he chooses which of the 5 subjects he would like to learn about first.
@celticeagle (115405)
• Boise, Idaho
6 May 10
This happens to me all the time. One reason I love the internet so much. I can go online and do research on anything that I am curious about or that has come to my attention. It is great and one of my favorite things to do. It does bug me alittle ,yes and so I am glad I can jump on the internet and check it out.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
6 May 10
I have done that.
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@derek_a (10903)
6 May 10
Yes, I always want to define things that I cannot understand or find out about something that I have not come into contact with before. Sometimes I may go out of my way to get the knowledge I am after. I think it is important to know as much as we can about the world we live in. _Derek
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@GardenGerty (93498)
• Marion, Kansas
6 May 10
I am naturally curious as well. I think that is a trait I inherited from my mom, or it comes from an environment where we all did that. My first husband was that way as well. We like to look things up. The second thing is that we love to own books and that helps us look things up.
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@manbir84 (135)
• India
8 May 10
No I does not think in this way about nature.I am not curious about these things.I think it is a gift to you from God which make you think in this way.So enjoy the beauty of nature.