11 Untranslatable Words from Different Cultures
Since I was a small kid, I always had an ability to focus hard on whatever task I was set on. This has a bad side effect of taking over all my faculties, and makes me lose sight of the ‘big picture’ of my life. Basically, I lose the forest for the trees.
I work as a programmer, and in a way it’s nice because I enjoy focusing on the things that it forces me to focus on. It’s also very bad in that I become obsessed by the problems I work on. This makes it so that I don’t have any energy to read the news, read about history or science, or any other interesting topics which I have strong interest in. It makes me a poor conversationalist since I can’t seem to speak intelligently on any topics except my very esoteric technical problems, and I feel like I’m not living a rich life because of this.
What are some basic steps I can do that would help me:
1. Stop obsessing or hyper-focusing so hard on problems to the detriment of other aspects of life
2. Start becoming a more well-rounded, educated person
Bronze tubes curtain-like facade of the arts and culture centre in Shanghai
BadRecorderMusic: I like to listen to podcasts to learn about new things or the news. The new York Times has a podcast called “The Daily” that is helpful for keeping up with news. Listening to any podcasts on history is fun because it helps you understand the world as a whole better. My favorite part about podcasts is you can listen to them on your commute. I use an app called castbox.
loriehawkins: Try joe rogan podcasts. They are highly informative on a wide variety of subjects like science, martial arts, nutrition, etc. They definitely helped me become more well rounded and appreciative of other topics in life.
Shiny shell of mole cowry is used as jewellery or money in primitive cultures