How do you define curiosity?
I am working on a short essay on the subject and how it has been percieved over the eras, and I came up with a definition that I quite like:
Curiosity is the active intellectual pursuit of novelty.
This is not the dictionary definition, but I rather prefer it to the dictionary definition. Besides, the dictionary word is to the living word as Mme Toussaud's wax figures are to the real people they represent- an awkward simulation.