Take me, for instance. I’m driven by this unrelenting thirst for knowledge and it is this very thirst for knowledge that I want to shell out in the same way that the miserable person doles out their misery. I want to instigate curiosity the way they instigate conflict. I want people to question how the subconscious mind works, try to understand the workings of our solar system, learn of ancient cultures and practices, expand on their perceptive horizons, etc. In other words, rather than drag someone down to my plane of misery, I want to pull someone up to my plane of curiosity.
Source: Melvin Udall