لقد وجدت من خلال سنوات من البحث (قراءة الكتب ومقاطع فيديو YouTube) أنه كلما تعمق بحثي كلما أصبحت الموضوعات أوسع. لدرجة أنني لم أستطع مواصلة بحثي في أي موضوع رئيسي واحد. لقد وصل الأمر إلى درجة أن الخروج يستغرق مني كل يوم تقريبا لقراءة رسائل البريد الإلكتروني الخاصة بي ، ناهيك عن القدرة على الاستمرار في التركيز على موضوع أو موضوعين أو نشاطين. يبدو أن كل شيء يلفت انتباهي وهذا يقود مسار بحثي إلى فوضى لا طائل من ورائها وغير مثمرة وغير منظمة. على الرغم من أنني أتعلم أشياء مذهلة بينما يضل بحثي ، إلا أنني أجد صعوبة في تذكر المكان الذي بدأت فيه ناهيك عن المكان الذي توقفت عنده. هذا يجعلني أعرف الكثير والكثير والكثير من الموضوعات والأفكار والمصطلحات ، بينما يتركني بدون عمل الإطار أيضا ينتج ثمرة واحدة موثقة من عملي. أعلم في قلبي وعقلي أنه يمكنني كتابة كتاب بعد كتاب أو مقال بحثي أو دراسة ، لكن لا يبدو أنني أركز على موضوع واحد لفترة كافية لإيقاف بحثي وإنتاج شيء به. لقد وصل الأمر إلى النقطة التي أكتب فيها “ما هي رحلتي المفضلة أو الأكثر اهتماما؟” وأدرك أن لدي مجموعة واسعة من الخيارات التي لا يمكنني حتى أن أقررها. إنه مثل شخص يسأل “إذا كان بإمكانك معرفة أي شيء في العالم ، أو يمكنك طلب إجابة على أي سؤال كان لديك من قبل؟” لم يتمكنوا حقا من طرح السؤال لأن كلمة الخيارات لا حصر لها. بمعنى أن النطاق سيكون واسعا.
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I read your post and understand the frustration you are expressing about narrowing your focus when exploring. I was able to transition this to a more “positive” position when I embraced the idea that “the more I KNOW, the more I realize I do not know”. This allows me enjoy the expansion of exploration and keep centered in an “I don’t know” mindset. Also, there is NOTHING that supports the notion that “talking hairless apes” have the cognitive capacity to truly understand a multi-faceted reality. We live in a matrix of integrated systems ranging from the sub-atomic to the cosmological. All intertwined with NO set boundaries and constant interaction. That is why your studies keep taking you “off track” and into other fields/topics. The idea of reductionist answers are a fault of modern Scientism and a hard conditioning to break.
You are onto something and a personal “AHA Moment” if you embrace the “broad scope” and make it your ally or friend. I understand that I cannot know everything and this is what fuels my wonder and curiosity. Part of what you are up against is the “fear of the unknown”. We all work with this and process it differently. This “fear” makes us create religions and fairytales to supply an “answer” even though it is false. Easier to have a delusional position than admit you do not have a fucking clue about the Nature of Reality or the Human Experience. Past few years I have been actively practicing “embracing uncertainty” in order to process the dilemma that you describe. Most people are “asleep” and go through life purposefully avoiding questioning the “game”. You are in the small percentage that questions things. Be thankful! It is not the idea that most people do not KNOW anything that is frightening, it is the fact that most do not even SUSPECT.
Language is also a barrier and adds to your frustration. We make statements all the time demonstrating this when we declare we “KNOW SOMETHING or ANYTHING”. I can make the statement ‘I know Heidi” and operate from this false premise. I cannot “know” you. I cannot crawl into your skin and process reality from your unique perspective! The statement should be “I know OF Heidi”. The “of” part is the key in cognition and understanding. But we never use this linguistic conveyance correctly-I don’t have an answer about this problem with human communication, but I lecture on this when I teach to express the idea that it is a wonder that ANYTHING gets transferred between people in the process.
Essentially I want to share with you that you are “OK”. Relax and take a few calming breaths and embrace the expansion of consciousness you are experiencing. Realize that this expansion is a “constant” and NOTHING will really be “known’. Best we can do is stay centered on the experiential aspect of Reality and that is enough.
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I am exactly the same. My career path can best be described as policy supply chain sustainability environmental slavery and procurement expert
I tell people that I, like Dirk Gently, believe in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things.
Because I know quite a lot about many many areas and I read fast I am actually very good in my role which is connecting dots others don’t see. This is because they tend to be specialist eg they are a travel procurement professional, I tell them all about the law and policy changes that are coming up that affect them link them up with the energy team who are doing work with the grid to plan a charging network, and the policy teams in the energy and environmental departments and tell them that they can use spending to leverage the change that they want in their policy. I tell all of them that they need to talk to the ICT team as chips are critical to what they are doing and that critical and conflict mineral supply, as well as global supply chain disruption will impact them and the risk of slavery in those supply chains, I link them to the NGOs and the business departments and other bodies who are working on supply chain security and the treasury people working on tax policy. I then tell them about the strategic risks and opportunities to travel as a service such as making it more accessible for disabled people and link them up with the charities and stakeholder groups that I work with
I then help them prioritise all this, set up working groups, redesign parts of their contract and tender documentation, help them evaluate it and work with suppliers before and after the contract is awarded.
I have 2 science degrees and a science masters a law degree, am almost finished with a procurement degree. Because of this I struggle to understand people who aren’t equally interested in understanding all the things around what they are doing and I can find it difficult to pitch to people
Scope creep is a huge problem with me, as is my perfectionist nature. If I was asked to carbon footprint I would also be, can we not also lay some groundwork for the future water footprinting that we will be doing with them anyway in a few years.