I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I didn’t know pirates were real until a week ago. My entire life, I thought pirates were made up characters for the sake of Johnny Depp and children’s books. My roommates sat me down and made me watch Captain Phillips, so luckily I learned a thing or two.
The idea of “the older you get, the less you know” is accurate. When I was younger and more naive, I was convinced that I knew everything. My pride sometimes prevented me from exploring new topics. However, I am realizing that the pride should come from being willing to learn, not from already knowing.
So just like pirates, I am exploring uncharted territory. As I enter my senior year of college, my first goal is to commit to asking questions. My second goal is to enter the classroom with the intent of learning, not earning a grade.
Here are some topics I have learned about this year which may spark some interest in my readers:
- How to build a video game for a VR headset
- The relationship between urban infrastructure and neoliberalism
- Steps in the production process of a film
Here are some topics I want to learn more about:
- Human design charts and bodygraphs
- The impact of affordable housing on local economies
- How to play a drum set
If anybody has any recommendations for resources on these topics, please let me know.