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OfflineScarfmeister
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Learn a new skill every year.
    #2724007 - 05/24/04 07:13 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I have been thinking. I waste an awful lot of time doing nothing. While doing nothing has its uses such as relaxation etc id like to do more.
So i came up with this plan that i will learn one new skill every year.

I'm not sure what skills i wish to pursue yet but it could be learning to play the piano, learn a new language, learn how to pain with oil etc. Of course i wont aspire to master any of these skills but merely to acquire some level of proficiency.

I wonder if its possible.


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Re: Learn a new skill every year. [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #2724016 - 05/24/04 07:17 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

That's a cool idea, man. I have a tendency to "want to be good at everything".. I might have to try something like this.


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Re: Learn a new skill every year. [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #2724017 - 05/24/04 07:18 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

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Re: Learn a new skill every year. [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #2724021 - 05/24/04 07:18 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

:thumbup:

It's really good for people to learn new skills and hobbies.

This year I have been learning contact juggling.  When I practice in public I can pretty much hypnotize people :lol:


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Re: Learn a new skill every year. [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2724085 - 05/24/04 07:35 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I'm gonna go ahead with it! I'm gonna pick something i have never tried before.


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Re: Learn a new skill every year. [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #2724158 - 05/24/04 07:53 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

the hardest skill to master is nothing


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Re: Learn a new skill every year. [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #2724182 - 05/24/04 08:02 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

good luck and best wishes, friend! :grin:
learning is a neverending experince.  find your passions and purse what brings you joy.

what are your passions?  do you have any ideas with what you want to learn, yet?


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Re: Learn a new skill every year. [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #2725264 - 05/25/04 12:22 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

That's a good idea man.  Maybe after you search through a few things you'll find something that really clicks.  Hobbies and art and the like can be a great way to express neuroses.  Personally I reached a near breaking point in my personality when I was 11-13.  Since my earliest memories I was compulsive to  an extreme degree with constantly forming patterns by counting things in my environment, my body parts, fingers, teeth and building these neural frameworks of number patterns.  For instance counting the teeth in my head and forming all different combinations of different ways of grouping them in different patterns and then building multiple stratifications of patterns based on different ways of grouping, sometimes favoring groups of 4, and other times favoring odd-nember containing groups, maybe throwing in an extra one or group of three for flavor.  I created all sorts of word mandalas and structures I would repeat to myself obsessively.  Usually just a manic thought stream that would form into a sentence one day and become some seemingly random decree that would consume my thought process. 
I have 28 teeth in my head now and if you could peer into my mind you'd be likely to find me counting through them counterclockwise, 4 then 3, then 3 then 4..4..3..3..4.  3..1..3..3..1..3..3..1..3..3..1..3.  1..2..3..1..1..3..2..1..1..2..3..1..1..3..2..1

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Does that make any sense?  I didn't think so.  It's merely an obscure glimpse through the neural framework of one human machine.  It's not the kinda thing that comes up in conversation too regularly either so it probably sounds pretty but wacky butgetting to my point
Music, specifically drums has showed me a perfect way to express my neurotic mind.  Now forming permutations of numbers and thoughtfully repeating patterns isn't craziness.  It's productive and creative.  The makings of extremely gratifying art and the only possible explanation for why I have become a progressive rock fanatic.  Where's the Rush smiley?  HEH i'm just kidding.  That shit rocks even if you're not crazy.

I also think about how there's a infinitum of things you could pursue but given our limited lifespan, you will not have the time to master many, especially living in a 'productive' economy.  One must strike a balance between extending endeavour into many things and being disciplined enough to master something.  I believe discipline comes automatically when you find something worth doing.





*This post has been an exercise of mental perserverence*  :murder:


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