Thursday, April 12, 2012
We all have things we like to acquire. For some people it is money, other people collect friends, and for some it is cats.
I like to collect knowledge. One of my favorite pastimes is researching. Yep, researching. I love that moment when a question pops into my head, and I am off and running in the pursuit of knowledge.
I told my husband it is like fishing and hunting.
Sometimes, I spend a leisurely relaxing afternoon sitting idly by a stream until I hook the big one. The idea runs, dragging my line behind it, trying to elude me, but always we are connected with that fine string until I reel it in.
Other times it is an active hunt as I track down my prey. I know its habitat. I have studied its mating call. I track it through heavy brush, dead ends and swamps. Learning more about my quarry with each step I take.
Like all good enthusiasts, I enjoy telling tales of my conquests, sharing the love of the sport and encouraging new participants. Still, as much satisfaction as I get from those endeavors, the true joy is in the pursuit, and even as one quest ends, I eagerly plan for the next outing.
What about you? Where do you stand on this matter of knowledge?