Monday, June 30, 2008

How to be more interesting

"There are people who exercise and jog for hours every day in order to be fit and healthy. They watch their diets and carefully select what they eat. They load themselves up with vitamins and supplements. The result is often excellent. But how much time do they spend on developing an interesting mind?"

Ouch! That was a quote from How to Be More Interesting by Edward de Bono. The book contains exercises, all of which I have done before. Now I'm doing them again in a slightly different way. I get random words, for example from Random Word Generator, and use them to generate new fresh ideas. It works.

According to the book, possibility is very largely the basis of interest. It is possibility and speculation that can make anything interesting. Possibility is only limited by imagination. 

I thought it might be interesting to see what some other blogs say about this subject.
Then there is the following cautionary advice at wikiHow: "Never be so interesting that you become plain oddball". 

Maybe that's not such an awful danger. It's probably better be extremely interesting than boring.


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