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OUR MEMBER jadamz HAS BEEN USING THIS TIME TO LEARN ALL SORTS OF NEW THINGS, FROM PHYSICS TO PERFUMES AND ASCENSION THEORIES TO FRENCH LESSONS.

IF YOU COULD LEARN SOMETHING NEW, WHAT WOULD IT BE? WOULD YOU TAKE AN ONLINE CLASS TO LEARN?
 
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What Jad is up to is pretty darn impressive. I suppose my WW 1 studies could count for continuing education. The course of action was a bunch of twists and turns. And I doubt I could get that rich of an experience in a formal University setting. I got to learn about the era. Art, literature, pop music, airplanes, the burgeoning Auto industry in how Indiana had such a big roll... movies.
The battles and the state's craft were fascinating, but how the typical Russian or German or Irishman or American lived back then caught my interest. There were little differences and major differences, but people are still people and all the same psychology's apply.
The big insight that I came up with on my own, was how was this inevitable War held back for so long?
The diplomats became a proper profession. Imagine an Englishmen living in Russia as a diplomat and his children play with his counterparts children, and they form bonds. Then do that for a couple generations and you are less likely to get into a shooting War.
The western world did not want a replay of the Napoleonic Wars. At all costs.
So I think they got modern diplomacy right - straight out of the box. They held back the inevitable for 100 years.

Unfortunately they waited so long that the Industrial Revolution came up and created some very bad weapons.
 
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I love music, but can't read or play. I would learn to read sheet music and play an instrument or two. It's in me since mathematics and music ( and languages) are related.
And, I’m bad at both. Math is my mortal enemy and music is my Achilles Heel.

I can’t do arithmetics to save my life and I play the piano like I do math.

Best described as “Whole numbers and integers don’t exist but every uneven fraction in between is a target for a note.”
 

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And, I’m bad at both. Math is my mortal enemy and music is my Achilles Heel.

I can’t do arithmetics to save my life and I play the piano like I do math.

Best described as “Whole numbers and integers don’t exist but every uneven fraction in between is a target for a note.”
You sound like me, with the math!:confused:
 
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I like to make things and have dozens of crafting hobbies. I have very little formal education but read constantly and have taught myself enough that I tutored my daughter in math for her first two years in college. She ended up with a minor in math and can teach it if she ever wanted too. Any time that I want to learn a new trick I buy books and teach it to myself.

If I have the time left I would like to maybe paper publish a book. I have written and online published a bunch of stories and novellas but would like to do something that could be held in your hand. If I have the time I would like to do a novel and a non-fiction about learning to deal with the ups and downs of life. I have been blessed to know several great phylosophers and would like to put the things they taught me together and share it with others that struggle.
 

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Speaking of writing, I just got an email from a publisher who was considering one of my short stories for inclusion in an anthology. The area where the publishers are, had a tornado, and have been hard hit by COVID, so he said that he can't promise anything until next year. Sigh.
 
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