Mundane is the most reliable circus and a source of endless entertainment so i wouldn't discount it at all - it is just that we can appreciate it more when we raise above it. Like in a hot air balloon, when you see the patterns on the nearby fields and the curvature of the earth becomes clear. We need to reflect on ourselves and what surrounds us and ask good questions.
Here is the annual question which is posed by edge.org to the greatest minds working today.
2017 : WHAT SCIENTIFIC TERM OR CONCEPT OUGHT TO BE MORE WIDELY KNOWN?