Curiosity is quite a strange thing. For many our lives are very vanilla, plain and straightforward with little to no interruption of how life is supposed to be. Many may experience pain, suffering, and brutality but for some this isn’t the case. I think this may be part of the reason that we surround ourselves with narrative media, to experience different emotions and feelings that are not necessarily connected to our lives.
Now I am not saying that I want to become a murderer but I do find some fascination, or curiosity, into the mind of some of the most high profile cases that the world has seen. I wonder how a person can have the mental capacity to be apart of such horrors. I love my criminal minds, bones and NCIS’ but theres only so much that a fictional TV show can give you.
Beyond my own mind I cannot fathom the mentality of those like Ivan Milat and Charles Manson. This has drawn me to take psychology classes to learn about the mind, development and the affect that mental illness can have on a person. The studies that I had started all because I had curiosity in the making of a murderer have provided me with a broader knowledge of the mind and its functionality and the differences between a sociopath and a psychopath.
Curiosity helped me realise that I one day would like to be able to help people be the better them and offer support and gain awareness to a large community that suffer or deal with mental illness.
Curiosity can come from many different places but has the opportunity to give you other different motives as you delve further. I think that is why I like curiosity.