When being interested feels dangerous

As I surfed Facebook and Twitter this morning I was struck yet again how powerful the process of finding things interesting is. All these people pointing to things they have found interesting. Sifting the web for me. Finding the good stuff. Making me more aware of things I wouldn't be otherwise. Getting collectively smarter.

Why, oh why, is it so hard to transfer this principle into the workplace. Why can't we see that being interested and learning faster makes us more effective both as individuals and organisations? Why have we suppressed our natural curiosity and made being interested feel dangerous?