If you could study anything, what would it be?
December 14, 2011 8:25 PM Subscribe
If you could study anything, what would it be? I have some free time and a desire to get my neurons firing.
posted by MesoFilter to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (21 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for recommendations for things that are worth studying in-depth. I have a handful of topics queued up (mostly work related) but I'm curious about areas where in-depth knowledge of something actually improves your quality of life.
For example knowing about diet & exercise may help you make healthier decisions. Or perhaps knowing a foreign language with a common root may help you fudge understanding of many languages (e.g. Spanish & Italian). A basic knowledge of statistics can have a wide ranging impact on your understanding of the world from the stock market to drug side effects to political elections. That sort of stuff.
I'm primarily looking for book learning, but I'm not opposed to experiential topics as well (e.g. singing). Feel free to cite great sources to learn these topics as well - simply saying "economics" isn't as helpful as pointing out a specific text or lecture series. (also: I'm way more likely to consumer a lecture series than a book, but I welcome both.)