i have so much free time on my hands right now, so i plan on expanding my library. there are a few topics i would like to get into. over these next couple years i plan on reading about different religions. after that i plan on reading about american history, and then i’ll also get into some fun topics like aliens and ufo’s haha.
I’m boring right now. I’m reading a book on Schizophrenia and that’s the extent of my studying. I’ll probably read another one after this one. I’m obsessed with knowing what I’m dealing with.
i only own 1 schizophrenia book, “surviving schizophrenia” i read about 3/4ths of it last august on vacation but never finished it.
Yeah, thats what I have too. 6th edition. I’m almost finished with it.
Religious, history, ancient aliens, stuff on history channel.
Is it worth the read?
Be sure to let people know if you find good books. I have only found things which seem a bit questionable and are always trying to support some view or another when I only want good information.
i found it to be an interesting read, i skipped around chapters, choosing what interested me. i don’t have a ton of recall about it, but it was good in the beginning when i wanted to learn more about schizophrenia. mostly i remember, all the pre diagnosis tests he recommended.
Sounds like something that I should read then. Thanks for that.
C, C++, Java, computer hardware and stuff like that. I struggled on floater points and stuff and memory allocation for computers. I think that’s the hardest part and jist of it. Algorithms are down the road as is machine learning and AI. Stuff that can be mastered with motivation, a little intellect, and time.
I’m starting to self-teach bookkeeping and accounting (will probably enroll at local community college for spring session though (I don’t know how that will work since I just finished a Bachelors at the age of 49 and financial aid can be a minefield (I also wonder what sort of oddball nests parenthesis ))).
I am looking at reading the Terry Pratchett Discworld novels. I’ve read about five so far.
Then I just purchased a book on my Kindle called “Bob’s Saucer Repair”, seems like comedy about UFOs.
Does anyone else see the local library as a bit of a sanctuary or is that just me?
I love studying Egyptian history.
I would like to learn Mandarin. I haven’t even looked at where to start though, it’s just been sitting in the back of my head.
I would no doubt butcher it with my Aussie accent though.
There is a very good series on World War I by Andy Nidel called “The Great War”. It is in like 200 or more. I watched part of it and then got distracted due to my schizophrenic mind. You might try that.
I like it when I make an effort with the mathematics I need for economics. But unfortunately I haven’t had a look at the textbook for nearly two months at this point.
I also tried to start learning Arabic; I think it’s a good business language but I’ve made no progress.
I’d like to get into the habit of studying daily. As I slowly take myself off cigarettes I want to make studying the habit that replaces it.
My first step was to control anxiety. So I take propranolol and it seems to deal with the physical affects. But I am a bit restless. And I don’t enjoy cigarettes. This is bad because I find it easier to study or motivate to study when i have a good mood; which is what the cigs would’ve usually helped with.
But oh well. Slow steps; I should try it today actually. When I get some sleep hopefully! Lol.
I think the side effect of my medications has made me want do nothing.
I want to do some creative job, but I cannot because of the illness.
I wish i could study more, im into phenomenology (philosophy of the mind).
But i cant concentrate to read at the moment.
I also “study” or rather play spanish on Duolingo com, a good waste of time. I went from zero qualifications to a rude everyday conversation pretty fast.
The psychological makeup of various vloggers and reality show stars
Video game theories
Nutrition and fitness
I think that I have around 70+ books (in several languages) on my kindle that I haven’t started reading it yet. But i will get there soon.
Books with scientific approach in mind are my favorite, but I also don’t shy away from religious and philosophy topics. I strictly avoid books that are complete lunacy.
Going back to history topic. I was lucky to get my hands on unabridged version of “Gulag Archipelago” all 3 volumes, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Abridged and soft version of Gulag Archipelago is now mandatory reading in Russian schools. Can’t wait to get started on those.
I have some profoundly important historical books in my library. But i won’t share the names here in case people find it triggering. So you can PM if you are interested in those recommendations.
Nutrition. Though I’ve completed my nutrition studies now. I’m well equipped.