Almost a year later and things are still rolling along. The sun is still rising and setting, human sacrifice not required. In the meantime I’ve accomplished little, although I’ve learned about some new topics.
Flavorists, food science, food rheology, esotericism, psychology, mysticism, religions, natural health, meditation, propaganda, the 1990s, futurism, sustainability and a few other things. All fascinating. An advantage to expanding knowledge horizontally is a more complete perspective on how everything fits together. The lack of in depth knowledge is a problem though.
The world is changing rapidly, and I feel it will be a dramatically different place in five years; not for the better. The multiple rounds of quantitative easing. The erosion of privacy and freedoms under the pretense of security. Persistent unemployment. These, and other trends are concerning and seem to be signs of general decline. It seems that planning for a certain, rainy outlook would be a good idea.