This is what it is like being multipassionate:
I was at a talk on Monday at out new and fancy library in town.
It was for work and the headline was: “Diagnosis or Upbringing” and it was held by a Danish neuroscientist Ann E. Knudsen.
As it was for work – I work in a children’s nursery – I was with my colleagues.
The talk was pretty much about the brain and where the different things are situated in the brain. Not so much about whether a child’s behavior is due to a diagnosis or to their upbringing. A little, but Ann talked a lot about the brain. There was also major microphone problems which took up a lot of time, so she had to skip the end of her talk.
here’s what it is like being multipassionate and how I react differently from my colleagues:
They left the talk thinking they didn’t get much out of it.
I left thinking “maybe I should study neuroscience!”
Can you relate?
Everyone else was thinking “how does this relate to me?”.
I was thinking “wow, that’s really interesting. I’d love to know more about our brain”.
A new opening for learning? Perhaps a new interest? A new rabbit hole? New possibilities?
That is the busy “monkey brain” of a polymath.
High flying, away in deep thoughts of new heights of possibilities.
But I think I’ll stick to the 11 months of college I’m doing in 3 weeks time. Neuroscience will have to wait to another time.