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Is this really a goal ... for me?

This entry and the one above it, are from 43things, that great place for setting and attaining goals:

Continuing to learn has always been a part of who I am.

I have an innate curiosity, which pretty much spans anything one can think of.




O.K., I’m not really interested in sports, in general. There are some which I enjoy.




Watching violent movies isn’t that interesting, however, the sociological/pyschological aspects of violence are fascinating. “Fight Club,” for instance. Even the “Kill Bill” series, “Pulp Fiction” and “The Sopranos” series capture that intrigue.




“Why? Why? Why?” I ask.




Could my fascination with the world be divided into two broad categories?




Technology and nature.




There are so many sub-topics within these categories … endless really.




Name a subject, and you’ll find it within one of these categories. In fact, technology is really a subtopic of nature.




Getting back to my original question:




”Is this really a goal for me?”




Maybe what I want to do is continue to dig deeper. Jump into the depths my husband resides of philosophy, anthropology, critical thought.




Otherwise, one could say, I have attained this goal and continue to attain it—lifelong.

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emschin
Sep. 4th, 2005 12:21 am (UTC)
I wrote a fairly length post her, saying that learning new things is the basis of my being. It almost defines me. NOW, I can't find what happened to it! I evidently didn't learn to enter it properly.
lost_tumbleweed
Sep. 4th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)
oh, goodness.

you might have hit a "word-limit" in the reply box.

i haven't experienced that since late 2001. thought the length was increased. maybe that's what happened.

can't recall if i was given a message that my reply was too long or not. anyway, i broke up the reply into several replies.

then a month or so later, my friend (in RL, too) deleted his journal.

dang him. he's such a good writer.

lj wasn't his thing, i suppose.
emschin
Sep. 4th, 2005 04:36 am (UTC)
It seems I mis-posted that comment to the Iowa Community I belong to. They had written something about a get together and I ended up with their "reply" section instead of yours. The person who wrote in Iowa made a puzzled sign in reply. Someone else suggested the place on Iowa it would be better posted. I apologized to both of them for missing the mark.
lost_tumbleweed
Sep. 4th, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)
are you still going to share it with me?
emschin
Sep. 4th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)
Sure--why not. I wanted to say that curiosity and learning are so much a part of my nature that I can't imagine not wanting to learn. If I ever stopped, it would be a sign to my kids that I'm ready to pack up and shuffle off to where ever it is that moderately good, non-traditionally religious people go.

I have researched what is inside an ear lobe.

I have sent in my money and my DNA to further the Nat'l Geographic program tracing DNA back to the first people we know of, in Africa.

I have tried to learn the names of all the major Christmas trees, and then when I forget as I always do, I learn them all over again.

I watched the NOVA program on String Theory three times, trying to under stand just how that works.

I learned quite a bit about the relationship Gertrude Stein had with Picasso and how each affected the other's art. Then, later, I learned about the relationship Gertrude had with Nazis while she lived in France.

I used to know the words that Pogo's Walt Kelly wrote to "Deck the Halls With Boughts of Holly." I don't remember them all but they begin:

"Deck us all with boston charlie,
Walla walla walla and kalamazoo.
Nora's freezin' on the trolley,"-- and here my memory runs out.

I have learned the difference between the theologies of Martin Luther, John Wesley and John Calvin.

Thanks to zuzubailey I've learned something about the various types of deconstruction used in studying literature.

I've learned the difference between definitions of "town", "village" and "city" as used in New England vs most of the midwest. I've learned that Wisconsin uses the New England version.









lost_tumbleweed
Sep. 5th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
What a great list.

Love the Pogo version of, "Deck the Halls with Boughts of Holly."

Studied deconstruction in college ... English major ... but couldn't ell you what types there are. Mr. F might be able to do that. He's really into philosophy and anthropology and it seems some of what he reads falls into deconstruction and/or semiotics.
lost_tumbleweed
Sep. 5th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC)
(oh, i din't mean to hit the post button.)

continuing to learn makes life wonderful.

i've learned so much in the past three years, it's incredible.
perhaps, a little too much in too little time.

or, that could be high-strung personality.
lost_tumbleweed
Sep. 4th, 2005 03:45 am (UTC)
oh, i should have referenced this entry to www.43things.com.

in the entry, though, it's clear that learning is a continuing goal for me, that i attain over and over and over again ...

so it seemed silly to have it as one of the 43 goals.

it's the umbrella for all goals ... i believe.
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