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oyster  ·  1241 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm a _____ (fill in the blank)

I've always felt like there was something wrong with me because I have literally never cared enough about anything to identify with it. That's not to say I don't enjoy things, I've just never become invested in anything like other people do. I just float from one thing to the next.




thenewgreen  ·  1241 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You sound evolved.

_refugee_  ·  1241 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's one way to put it. It does sound very Buddhist, but to go back to my favorite article of all time, "Life as a Nonviolent Psychopath," Fallon's experience of psychopathy also sounds super-Buddhist to an outsider. Would you want to be a psychopath if it helped you get to enlightenment?

oyster  ·  1241 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's always seemed like a short coming though because it looks fun to really be a fan of something. Or have a long standing hobby, I jump around between things all the time. I think I get that from my dad, he'll put his all into something and then one day just be content with it. Then it's on to some new hobby.

thenewgreen  ·  1241 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, I have had music most of my life and I don't ever see not having it as my hobby. But it's more than a "hobby" at this point, it's like eating. I kind of have to do it.

But I also jump from more casual hobbies to another one. I take up things, like golf, running, tennis, painting, different board games, podcasts etc.

These are things that could be a lifetime pursuit for some people but for me I find come and go.

Good luck! It sounds like you are doing really well though and I bet you learn a lot going from pursuit to pursuit. Right?

oyster  ·  1241 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's what I want with something, I want a passion. I do learn a lot except with rugby I think I might have forgot a few things with the blows to the head I took. Fucking awesome either way. I think there is something that holds me back from really getting in to hobbies, damn commitment issues, but I do learn something from every new things so it's not a total waste. Good luck with your music :) I enjoy those posts on here.