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Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn but haven’t gotten around to? What is it and what’s stopping you from mastering the skill?

Laziness is probably the main culprit that keeps me from learning some new things that I’d like to know how to do. Many of these are computer related — I’d like to know more programming languages. Programming is fun (really) and it is very challenging. But without a reason to learn it (because I’m not a  computer/technology teacher any more, I keep backing off. If I don’t use what I’ve learned, it’s easily forgotten. Teaching something to others reinforces what I know, but I don’t have that “incentive” any more.

I like to read, a prefer either historical fiction or mysteries (not too gory) — yet I hesitate to get into non-fiction books, like biographies of famous people, or histories of countries or specific events, which is sad because I’ve always loved history and art history. I will apply myself when it’s of immediate use. I read a great deal about Madrid and its history and highlights before we went to Spain a year ago. If I’m curious about something, I’ll read about it — one of the benefits of having a computer nearby!

I would like to have my own newest Lego robot with all the bells and whistles. It’s very rewarding to program and then to run it on something — a robot — and actually see what you’ve done.

The truth may be that I love to learn new things, but just don’t have the drive or necessary inner quest for knowledge.