If you don't already have a Netflix movie set to run, or your date just cancelled, or you just cancelled your date and don't really have to wash your hair, or you really have a burning desire to think more about curiosity and creativity, spend some time tonight or this weekend, watching Stephen Colbert (as Stephen Colbert real person, not Stephen Colbert character from the Colbert report) interviewing Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Use this link if the embedded video doesn't work.)
Their discussion touches on the fundamental reasons why science matters. Embrace your curious mind and childlike wonder. It's always better to know.