It is part of human nature to be CURIOUS. The idea of temptation comes with a bad connotation of sorts linking it to bad behavior judged and labeled by other people to how they see fit.
It has provided both good and bad progress to us humans in a way where we've developed and enhanced and garnered so much knowledge and experience that have taught us to live life and be who we are as a species today.
Of course it will have bad effects at times just as much as it will have good. It all comes down now to perspectives and how you handle it.
It is a part of the human dynamic It has helped us to survive as a species, and grow to understand things our previous generations could only dream of. We want things better, faster easier. Granted this pursuit can and does get in the way of simplicity and the appreciation of silence. So it does eventually come to choosing, but it is rare to see those who can determine that from what we need vs. want
I feel its more biological and physiological. We dont really want the object of our desire but more the feeling we get from attaining the object. Like an alcoholic that wants booze. They are aware of its downfall but still want the buzz. Or someone that wants to cheat on their mate. Doesnt mean they dont love their mate but they just want to feel the thrill or rush of doing something wrong.
We have temptations because the devil wants us to fall and go to the same destination he is going to on the final day which is the lake of fire. More so, The Bible says we cannot be tempted more than we can bear so with God try to remain focused in Christ.
First Peter says that the testing of our faith produces something more precious than gold: proven faith. And I can tell you that there is nothing that settles the mind more than knowing, absolutely, that you are saved.
The believer fights a constant war with the world, the flesh and the devil all the days of his life. . Before becoming a follower of Christ, sin was not a problem. You might receive a remote twinge of conscience in performing certain acts, but for the most part, the unbeliever engages in sin without any remorse. However, once that person becomes a Christian, the conscience, once dead but now revitalized by the Spirit, begins to sound the alarm constantly. Things that were once effortless to engage in now produce guilt and motivate repentance. If you're a believer in Christ, then you must know the Word of God. Read it devotionally and study it for edification and sanctification. Seek to live your life by its precepts. There is no excuse for a believer to be ignorant of God's Word.