I think now, as I have matured, things matter more. I truly WANT to know. I want to UNDERSTAND. I wish I had had the inclination to ask that baton twirler back in high school where he got the motivation. I regularly ask people now and I feel so much richer for the having the questions answered. It is amazing what you learn when you really get into people and find out what drives them forward, what makes them tick.
What motivates them.