In this day and age, there seems to be an intolerance of uncertainty and the unknown. In the Netflix, binge-watching era, suspense is no longer savored; we keep pushing forward through the tension until we get resolution. Google gives us the ability summon answers with a click, though it is up to us to filter through what is credible and useful.
So the next time you follow your desire for more information, it is useful to ask: what is the value of this information, aside from scratching the itch of wanting to know? What good comes from knowing x? Does knowing y really have a net positive effect or does it create anxiety?
Unless information will influence a decision you make or an action you take, it's only value is in how it will make you feel. And since you can choose how you feel (more on how to do that later), information that doesn't influence a decision holds no value at all.