The only good is knowledge, and the only evil ignorance. - Diogenes
One of the legitimate needs and desires for humans, an element necessary for peace of mind, safety and security has to be relevant, pertinent knowledge. Without knowledge, we would just be empty vessels, stimulus-response meat sticks without any basis for making personal decisions or having any personal accoutability.
Not having pertinent knowledge leaves us blind and disempowered at the very basic level. No decision as to what to do can be made confidently or correctly without adequate knowledge. Currently we go through life constantly making decisions in a vacuum much of the time without knowing things that are necessary to make an informed, correct decision. We have to play a form of roulette by assaying possibilities and estimating probabilities, taking guesses after weighing factors that are unclear. How much of our unstable psychological condition is due to this underlying reality contributing to our insecurity? This lack of clarity permeates every aspect of our lives.
One of the premises being proposed on this site is that in an ideal state, each individual will have ready access all pertinent knowledge. As everybody can understand, knowledge is one of the great equalizers that transcend lesser factors.
Every human being has a natural, intrinsic and legitimate desire and need for knowledge.