Things I have no interest in learning

For whatever unspoken reasons, I am not interested in learning how to

  • crochet
  • change a tire
  • speak Spanish
  • properly use a curling iron
  • prepare and cook meat
  • make a quilt
  • shoot a gun
  • drive stick
  • French braid my own hair (although I can do a bangin’ job on someone else’s head)
  • ski
  • clean and gut a fish
  • start a fire using only dry leaves and your imagination
  • rock climb
  • befriend cats
  • tie knots like a sailor
  • shape my brows
  • drink and/or like coffee

No judgment against these things;* I’ve just never wanted to learn more. Naturally, knowing how to do any of these things would make me a more utilitarian human (and considerably more likely to survive in postapocalyptic America). But I am uninterested. Alas. Life is short; one can only pursue so many things. But these things, cast aside, haunt me nonetheless. I will apparently go down quickly when the zombies come.

(*Fine; I do reserve a lot of judgment about guns. But that’s the only one.)

Any common task you’ve been uninterested in learning how to perform?

11 thoughts on “Things I have no interest in learning

  1. I never wanted to learn how to play a sport. Any sport of any kind…
    That’s something most people want to do, or have already done.
    Just nope.

    Like you, I’ve also never had the desire to learn how to clean any kind of animal. Fish, deer, bird, etc.

  2. Jeez. I’ve never thought this way. I’m pretty interested in learning everything. And…you have to learn to drive stick. How else will you drive your Porsche?? Lol! Embrace life! Well, except for guns.

  3. Lol interesting post. We are always in the pressure to learn new things because the world ask us to do so to survive. But as a human with our own will and understanding we should be able to decide what we definitely don’t want to learn. On a positive side it will give us more time to actually learn what we really want to learn. 🙂

  4. ah. but if you befriend cats then when someone attacks you all the cats come and like a hoard of well cats and defend you. of course they’ll want catnip or scratching behind the ear…yeah i have a weird mind but it’s fun to imagine impossible outcomes. like for ex if you had a flock of birds around you and someone attacks you then just run at them because the birds will follow and attack at the same time. i think

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