Lack of focus?  

rm_deaminveni 50M
139 posts
1/15/2006 5:36 am

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Lack of focus?

I certainly have a lack of focus. I tend to operate best by jumping from subject to subject. I generally get bored fairly quickly, but sometimes spend weeks studying just one thing - only to lose interest in it, never to think about it again.

This approach to life makes me a "Jack of all trades, master of very few". This suits my professional life well as having a broad grasp of a wide range of technical subjects is beneficial. What does it do for my non-work life? Well, I guess it helps me make conversation with people. Having a broad but often limited knowledge of subjects means that I can at least ask reasonably intelligent questions and let the other person add to my knowledge of a subject.

So, what subjects have my attention at the moment?

- Poker (just fancied learning to play and the probabilities involved are interesting)
- Go (a facinating game and very difficult to play well)
- Prime numbers (a radio programme on prime numbers set me thinking)
- Quantum Electro Dynamics (QED - Actually the whole physics thing has interested me [as a layman] for a long time)
- Photography (my lounge floor is strewn with magazines and books on photography and I have more photographs than I know what to do with at the moment - must sort through them)
- Agincourt (The battle of Agincourt. I arrived here from a visit to Bosworth field, which lead to the Longbow, which lead to Agincourt; where next?)
- Social Networks (the mathematics and implications thereof)

Right, washing machine just finished its cycle. So I'm off to sort out the washing. Then I'm going to cook some lunch (my favourite, blue fillet steak, fresh vegetables, mushrooms, and gravy Mmmmmm).

zoopc42 47M

1/15/2006 6:23 am

I can certainly relate to this.

I think my lack of focus is do to wanting to many things and being impatient.

I also attribute it to the media. Information overload syndrome

rm_PurryKitty2 48M/50F
9753 posts
1/15/2006 7:18 am

We are such Texas Hold Em addicts!!!!

Hell I am even thinking about dressing up as a card for Halloween. Read my post Texas Hold Em........ and tell me if you think I like poker

Subjects that have my interest now are


Purry {=}


jadedbabe78 106F

1/15/2006 8:25 am

I can relate! I have problems focusing on anything lately for any length of time. I swear, sometimes I think I have adult A-D-D.

rm_deaminveni 50M
116 posts
1/15/2006 10:23 am

zoopc42 - I can relate to the overload problem (I gave up the TV about 18 months ago because a) it was all shit, and b) I was wasting away my life watching the shit). I now jump from subject to subject as I encounter them rather than as they are fed to me by the media.

PurryKitty2 - yeah. Dressing up as cards definitely qualifies as obsessive behaviour

jadedbabe78 - Babe, my son has Aspergers Syndrome, which I guess suggests I may have too? ADD could be the other option.

MisterPriapus 57M
6980 posts
1/16/2006 2:20 am


ummm, oh, shit... WHAT I gonna say kere..?

Damn! Sometimes my attion-span is so short, I'd break my nose if I walked into a wall with it...

Othello is a board game loosely based on Go. A bit easier to learn, yet still quite addictive...



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