Curiosity kills the cat--or so they tell me, at least.

Were you the kind of child that I was? The kind who drove their parents crazy with questions at six years old? Did you wonder why the wind made the leaves shimmer in the sunlight? Or did you marvel at the magic of the plastic credit card, a small piece of magic that rendered it possible to obtain everything you wanted?

While I'd like to say that things haven't changed much since then, I suppose that'd be a bald-faced lie. In the process of growing up, I have lost some of the undying wonder about the world that I used to unearth so easily.

It's hard to believe in a world that isn't very kind.

We're always worrying about when our next paycheck will arrive to cover our utilities bill and stress out about how the Greek financial crisis will affect us. We monitor stock exchange projections and scroll through the daily news with something akin to dread--lightly flinching as we shift the enormity of the world's problems onto our own shoulders.

But often, we're so buried in the negative parts of the mundane that we can't find the beauty in wondering why the world works the way the world works anymore.

There's a reason that the mechanical rover NASA sent to Mars is named "Curiosity;" there's a reason that even the beloved Donald Trump encourages the masses to "Keep up your mental stamina and remain curious."

As difficult as it might be, we have to simply find the strength to raise our heads above the endless torrent of the everyday. We should look up and ask questions--questions about everything.

There are so many things we still need to answer. Why bore our insatiable minds when there's still so much to know? It's definitely important to learn about the stories that make international news; we should remain knowledgeable about the fact that there are refugees literally dying to flee their home countries, that there are reporters being killed for ex-employees' vendettas.

We just can't forget the other things.

We can't forget to wonder why the morning dew dissipates by midday, why there's always a brief moment of stillness before a plane's wheels leave the runway, why the French "r" is so difficult to pronounce.

We have to remember why we care so much about this world to begin with.

Curiosity is supposed to kill the cat. But what doesn't kill you makes you stronger--or so they tell me, at least.