Today's Ten on Tuesday post is 10 Things You Wish You Knew More About. Wow. I love learning, I love knowledge. And I feel that there are so many things I don't know. Here are a few:
1. Addiction. I work in the addiction field (as an Administrative Assistant) and when I started at the job 7 years ago, I knew next to nothing about addiction. Yes, I had thoughts about it, but have learned that most of them were not truths and/or were/are stereotypes. I have learned a lot the past seven years, but feel that there's still so much more to learn.
2. People. Psychology. Sociology. I love observing people and trying to figure out why they did or didn't do something. Or, why they think what they think, or say what they say.
3. Computers. I really wish I knew coding and the ins and outs of computers. I think that some parts of my life would be made easier by this knowledge. Plus, I love the idea of being a computer geek. The truth is, I don't have a burning desire to actually act on this wish and learn more about computers.
4. Photography. I am, at heart, an artist. When I see beautiful things, I see them as a photograph or a painting. Colors. Shapes. Beauty. Composition. They all intrigue me. I am thrilled to learn that there are now camera lenses for cell phone cameras. Check out Vicki's post to learn more.
5. Art. I grew up in Southern California, in the 80's. This was a time when art and music were taken out of public schools. In high school (in PA), I finally had some art classes. One of my teachers suggested that I go to Art School after high school. So, I had/have the potential. I wonder what it might have been if I had been exposed to art at an earlier age - in a formal setting, like a class, not just my Dad telling me arty stuff.
6. Music. I LOVE music. I often think of song lyrics based on a current situation. I enjoy singing and love to sing in the car while I'm driving (if I'm happy). If I have a lot of things on my mind and/or am not happy, I don't sing. But, again with the SoCal public schools in the 80's - no music instruction. I cannot read music. This can make it hard in church. I can usually pick up a tune once I've heard it, but never by reading the music. With this, too, I wonder what might have been if I had been exposed to musical instruction at a young age.
7. Different cultures. I'm so intrigued by customs and clothing and food of people from around the world. One of the reasons I love to read is that I can be immersed in different cultures.
8. Languages. I wish I knew more than just English and un poco espanol. I wish I was fluent in multiple languages like Annie Walker from Covert Affairs.
9. The "why" and "how" of everything. I don't just want to be told to take all of my antibiotic, I want to know why it's important for me to do so (I do know this - this is just an example). Again, I read a lot, so my head is pretty full of this kind of information. But there's always room for more.
10. The history of fiber arts. I know that there are things written about the history of fiber arts - and I've read some of them. But I feel like there's so much that just wasn't documented. I feel that there's information that's missing.
What are some things you'd like to know more about?