[2021-12-14 Tue 19:27] - 7897
- Officially ceasing to actively track the number of books I read: up to 43 books for 2021.
- Will also not be rating them on unidimensional scales: only reviews
- will make exceptions only in the case I feel like putting down some works that are not worth spreading.
- counting does bias choices irrationally: longer tougher reads that require persistence are definitely more valuable than shorts that can be consumed in a couple of days.
- Also still convinced about only sticking to non-fiction and don’t feel like being considerate of fiction any time-soon: good literature included.
- Expecting frequent book reviews.
- will also be spending more time with textbooks - not just my principal domain but taking a much more miscellaneous approach: - meteorology - geography, cartography - practical astronomy - chemistry - anatomy - rhetoric - mechanics - economics - linguistics - music theory - neuroscience, nutrition, physiology - anthropology - will continue to add on to the list
- final aim continues to be able to appreciate all these from a uniform perspective
- All this while empirically pursuing epistemology and trying to build some of my own
- will be starting comment streams for each technically involved domain
- will also have exploration sessions on wikipedia where I read whimsically and find potential intellectual interests - wikipedia is a very good tool for aspiring polymaths
- Not counting does somewhat free me mentally of keeping track. - will begin including landmark research papers in my appetite
- Of course, the principal pursuit will get most of my attention and beginning to actively blog about it on my other blog: Datum2Nat
Really putting my polymathic aspirations out there with such a post: now’s the time to stay true to my word and not simply indulge in the pseudo-rewards that ensue.