Do you make an effort to be interested in things outside your realm of comfort?
I was thinking about why some questions are interesting and others aren’t and wondering if it has to do with our areas of interest or if there is something inherently interesting about some questions simply due to the way they are written. Or if a person isn’t interested in the topic, is there nothing you can do to grab their interest?
I’ve noticed that if you put NSFW before your question, you are likely to get people to give you an extra look. More people seem to be interested in titillating topics.
But this question is about whether you try to expand your area of knowledge or not. Do you focus on what you know you are interested to the exclusion of most other things, or do you actively try to expand your areas of interest?
I have always thought of myself as a generalist and I have, therefore, pushed myself to learn about things I am not naturally interested in, such as fishing and golf. I have not yet managed to get myself interested in sewing, however, although I am interested in weaving. Maybe it’s because I don’t have the hand-eye coordination necessary to sew.
What about you?