Interest. What’s that? What do you mean? Ever heard someone ask what is interest? Love and hate, dislike and like. I doubt it.
I thought of it not a long while ago and decided to write my thoughts upon I, this might also lead me to write a minuscule amount of the astronomical, uncatchable thoughts speeding in my cranium. I will probably call it Muslimiam’s Philosophies. If anyone has got a better name, feel free to express it. To me though…
What makes us, humans, ‘have interest’? First though, what IS interest? I got no idea, but the closest I can get is saying that it is a feeling of love or hate, curiosity or apathy towards a person or object or even a thought. Interest is felt (I think, I am not a doctor) by feelings, or instinct. Which leads us to: what is instinct, what are feelings? But u can forget that I asked that question, for that is not the topic today, and might never be.
Now I will try to only give my opinion on the first question (What’s interest.) I think, so far, that our interest is built on our childhood, and maybe even when we weren’t born yet. You heard of how music affects the baby through the womb, etc? Interest is affected by the way we were raised, the formula our brains uses when thinking, the formula which grows with us. When I say ‘raised’, it includes everything we had while we were kids. From the color of our hair till the environment about us till things we don’t know about, including radiation and everything else we don’t see. After all the things we learn, and our experiences through childhood, we start having our own opinions and thoughts, the beginning of a formula. This is what gives us our ‘interest.’
For example, a guy that has grown up in Iraq during the modern wars would have interest in fighting, would be aggressive, unless of course, his family supports peace and sent that message to him, or his family supports violence but the child had too much of it and had grown to detest it. It all depends- in my opinion it’s too complex to study.
A guy that has grown up in the North Pole and lives his adult life in Africa might have a tendency to a fire place in his home, even though no one needs a fireplace in Africa, not that I know of. He might not use it but he like living with it.
A guy born in Russia might prefer republic to democracy. And another alike guy born in the US might prefer the opposite. It really all depends.
I am not sure if there are any specialists in this domain, for I am only writing on the raw experience that I got from meeting people and reading. Feel free to give theories or comments by comments.