People

tao  •  14 Jan 2022   •  

I have an interest in people and how they work. I love listening to podcasts where people are interviewed about their work or life and have also read a few autobiographies too. I am not sure if it is just a curiosity I have, wanting to learn how that person ticks, or how they have gotten to where they are in their life. Or is it that I want to compare myself to them, see where they succeeded where I feel I might have gone wrong?

Whilst I cook dinner, I love to listen to the Adam Buxton podcast. He is a similar age to me with a similar sense of humor and reference points, but his podcasts usually feature interesting guests and they are a fun delve into their life and work.

I am also interested in the processes people have. What tools to they use to write or create, what books did they read that put them on their path? Who do they see as a mentor and what did they do to change their lives for the better?

Again, I am likely looking for tips and tricks to improve my own life. Shame I never find them.

Comments

@tao Me too! I find it fascinating to listen to how great writers, artists and creatives work, the eccentric habits they had. The best was the book Daily Rituals by Mason Curry. Most recently I discovered a podcast called How To Take Over The World. It’s about the life, attributes and habits of the greats of history, how it made them great - Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napoleon… I devoured every ep

jasonleow  •  15 Jan 2022, 2:06 am