The drive of curiosity is the desire to know. The way of curiosity is not to know, but to wonder. When we are curious, we just want to see will happen next. We are open to the world. We are alive.
When curiosity is pure, there is no hope and no fear, there is simply looking and seeing. As soon as we expect something, we begin to wish for it, or guard ourselves against it. When that happens, our happiness or misery depends on the outcome. If we get what we want, we are happy. If we don’t get what we want we are sad. The world is closed, either way.
When we have no expectations and watch each moment with wonder, we are continually delighted. What actually happens can be horribly disappointing or wildly amusing, but those feelings pass quickly. What feels those feelings is a source of constant wonder. What are we? What now?