Commentary

Active vs. Passive Interests

Quick: Take a minute to write down things you’re interested in or want to learn. Now, take another minute to estimate how much time you’ve dedicated over the last week, month or year to those things. Probably not enough, right?

You’ve got all these things you want to be learning, so why are you scrolling ever further down on Facebook or Twitter to see what’s new? (Indeed, why are you here?) You don’t need something new if you’re not nurturing what’s already there. You don’t need new stuff when your bookmarked list of articles is reaching Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch size.

There’s not enough time to be passive with your interests; you have to identify what you’re into and eliminate the distractions…unless, of course, that’s what you’re into.