Hi, I’m Dee and I’m addicted to knowledge.
This year alone, I’ve become addicted to politics and now TED Talks, and possibly podcasts; that’s still up in the air.
I completely blame the people of this Great America (made “great again” by the current leader) for my addiction to politics. Never before this most recent election was I ever sincerely interested in politics. But there was so much wrong and outrageous about this election and it’s candidates that I found myself glued to the news -tv, radio and internet- for updates on points and who’s favorable and who’s not and how tired are the people of the same old politics and their desire for something/someone new….to the point that they made such a strange/outrageous/desperate/interesting choice. And so after the choice was made, I then became addicted to keeping up with his doings. and dear lord, he has kept this great America quite “entertained”. Life on a whole has pulled me away from keeping up with politics as much as I have over the past 9 or 10 months. But I don’t think I’ve lost my now embedded interest. I’m hooked.
I love intelligence. I love hearing people speak intelligently. I love reading intelligence written in various forms from poetry to prose to blogs (which is why I chose wordpress) to short stories to books. I love being invited to share their thoughts/beliefs/views/opinions intelligently. I have said it once and I’ll say it a million times, intelligence is a requirement for whichever men I date. they don’t have to have a BA, MS, PhD, (preferred but not required) but he has to be able to initiate and hold intelligent conversations. Hence my addiction to TED Talks. I absolutely love listening to these speeches (every one of the those I’ve listened so far…purposely selected). Also, I am a member of the Toastmasters International Club and listening to these various speeches from a wide array of people from different levels and places is a great attraction for me.
Now podcasts. this is still new….kinda. It’s like listening to tv as opposed to watching it. I listened to one “Homecoming” a couple days ago. listened as I worked. I was hooked at the first episode and listened to all six episodes. now looking forward to season 2. I’ve done a quick search to see what else is out there to catch my interests, but nothing yet. I’ll go back to my Flipboard article and see what is recommended.
So yea, hi. I’m Dee. and I’m an addict…of KNOWLEDGE. because knowledge is power and we have become powerless and the more the days go by, the more power we lose and we’ve become so inundated by foolishness of 3a.m. tweets by our “fearless” leader and whether or not he did wrong and whether or not his son did wrong and whether or not he’s going to make it through the full 4 years or if he’ll be voted in for a second term and we’re so involved in this political reality tv show that we are no longer aware of what WE ARE NOT AWARE OF. but then we take the time to listen and get caught up and brush up on what we aren’t aware of and it’s so deep and dark and sad and crazy and ridiculous and sad and sad and sad……that we willingly, voluntarily go back to purposely being inundated….. and this is where the addiction comes in. you come out of it to deal with reality and reality is too much to handle, so you go back under…
I’m addicted to knowledge, not because I don’t want to deal. I’m addicted because I want to be aware. Our political climate is nuts, but what else is going on? How are others viewing this? What are their thoughts and opinions on this? How can I best navigate around/through this? How can I help my daughters through this. I’m constantly in a “need to know” mode.
So yes, again, I’m Dee, and I’m an addict, of Knowledge.