So I accidentally missed a day, I spent better part of this evening with family and some friends and it just slipped my mind. I will have a better post later today when my brain is in working order, but for now some random stuff I’ve been thinking about.
When I was younger two subjects that really interested me were astronomy and wolves. I either wanted to be an astronomer when I grew up or somehow work with wolves, I just thought it’d be so cool to live in the wild and study them. As I grew up and realized that I was most likely not going to be doing either I stopped investing time in learning about them. I did not see any intrinsic value learning about them if I couldn’t use it for an obvious end (a job). I also didn’t have a community of people that were as equally interested in the same subjects. I guess at 9 years old I didn’t really seek one out, I was busy with soccer anyway. Now with my new found zest for learning and connection finding I wonder if I could make these subjects valuable even if I don’t out right have a use for them. I bet there are some good metaphors to be had in both subjects.
So some questions to the reader. Where you ever passionate about learning something when you were younger that you have left behind? Or are there passions that you have carried through to now? If so why do you consider a passion for that subject, even if it isn’t connected directly to what you currently do, important?