Did you click on this Instructable? Of course you did! This is a demonstration of the natural curiosity that humans display towards the unknown and restricted. Perhaps your eye was caught by the picture of the nuclear explosion!
The purpose of this Instrucable is to teach you how to get peoples attention and grasp their curiosity in a variety of situations. It will also teach you about your behavior as far as being curious. Now the rest of this Instructable is completely boring, so I advise you against continuing to read.
Step 1: Applying Water
If the title of this step makes no sense to you, then you would be correct. Even though you were cautioned not to continue reading, you did anyway. (No harm will come to you if you do decide to keep reading)
Human behavior has shown in the past and, in the present, a continuing pattern of examining the unknown. It is a pattern that begins at birth, and continues on until death. For example, when a child first learns to walk, they will on occasion wander off from their parents to examine something that has caught their eye. This is a common behavior for children of that age.
Here's another example: Let's say that you went shopping in a mall. So as you are walking along, you notice a store to your right that has an interesting item in the window, and you go to look at the item. You were curious or attracted to what you saw in the window, that is why you went to investigate, or to look.
Step 2: The Word "Search"
What is search? The dictionary definition puts it this way:
verb (used with object)
`1. to go or look through (a place, area, etc.) carefully in order to find something missing or lost: They searched the woods for the missing child. I searched the desk for the letter.
2. to look at or examine (a person, object, etc.) carefully in order to find something concealed: He searched the vase for signs of a crack. The police searched the suspect for weapons.
3. to explore or examine in order to discover: They searched the hills for gold.
4. to look at, read, or examine (a record, writing, collection, repository, etc.) for information: to search a property title; He searched the courthouse for a record of the deed to the land.
5. to look at or beneath the superficial aspects of to discover a motive, reaction, feeling, basic truth, etc.: He searched her face for a clue to her true feelings.
6. to look into, question, or scrutinize: She searched her conscience.
7. (of natural elements) to pierce or penetrate: The sunlight searched the room's dark corners.
(This definition came via courtesy of dictionary.com)
So, all of the definitions stated above have an underlying and common word: Curiosity.
Step 3: The Internet
"What does the Internet have to do with all of this?" You might ask. Well, think of Google Search. Google makes a profit of $658 dollars EVERY SECOND! Now, would they make so much every second of every day if humans did not have a natural curiosity? Of course not! Internet websites like Google and Facebook satisfy the people's curiosity.
Here's another example: Have you ever seen or met someone that seemed to be on their phone at all waking hours of the day? In my experience, those kind of people ore on some sort of social media website. They keep up with their friends and the news. CURIOSITY is what drives them! As a society, we would not be making such technological advancements so quickly in areas of our lives like transportation, business, music, culture and the list goes on - If not for curiosity.
Step 4: What Can You Do?
If you seek knowledge about human behavior, then you came to the wrong place. I only make my arguments based on studies, personal observations and the opinions of others. But as far as your own part in learning more about yourselves and others, some simple information and observations can help you to understand more. So what do you want to do?
Well, say you have an annoying sibling who will not stay out of your room. What do you want to do? Obviously, you want to keep him/her out. What CAN you do? Perhaps you can show the sibling your room, show them some of your things and let him/her know what is in there. The reason I always broke into my brother's room was out of curiosity - to look around and explore. So if you show your sibling what your room looks like and show them the things you own, then you may satisfy that curiosity that they have. Also explain to them why you want them to stay out. Perhaps not in great detail, but the basic reason why you want your privacy.
Step 5: Expand Your Abilities
Perhaps you seek business opportunities. What do you want to do? Most likely you want customers. How do you get customers? You "lure" them into your business. This is done by use of advertisements. Think of fishing. Basically, the fish is lured to the bait. The bait may be colorful, it may be camouflaged, or it may move fast. It depends on what type of fish you wish to catch. The same principal works on people.
Remember these things:
1. What kind of people do I want to do business with?
2. How can I attract them to my business?
3. What kind of product would I want to sell to the people?
Step 6: The Conclusion
Well, hopefully you learned a little about human behavior today. Have fun using your knowledge to pull practical jokes! (I'll get to that one later) Or use what you already know to teach others. Whatever you do, DO NOT LOOK UP "MINE TURTLE"!
(Enjoy the video!)