I may have mentioned this before, but I have a strange desire to take up smoking… just to see if I have the will power to quit.
Recently while at work, this came up in conversation and one of my more astute coworkers compared it with Odysseus’s desire to hear the Sirens. Doing something just to be tempted. Perhaps it’s not as strange a thought as I suspect. Maybe this curiosity is inherent in our being human.