Curiosity killed the Cat…Age old proverb. The earliest known printed reference to a variation of this proverb was on 23rd December 1912, found in The Titusville Herald newspaper. It read as…You will find greater values here. We are told: “Curiosity killed the cat, But satisfaction brought it back ….”
What does it really mean? Here’s my take – Curiosity (What + How) can get me into a lot of trouble, but if I search for an answer (Why), the satisfaction in the answer (Where + When) overrides the trouble I went thru. After all a Cat has 9 lives does it not? Randomness is fine, but relevance matters in curiosity.