Initially, the term was used only to describe the behavior of a person who is rather passionate about the idea of buying books only to leave them unread on a shelf at home.
However, over time, individuals have come to use the word in order to explain their behavior in regards to films, television shows, clothing or video games. Therefore, nowadays the term can be used to portray someone who is keen on making a collection of any kind.
Polymath is a kind of well-rounded person who knows a lot of things from several areas life. Academics, politics, health, pop culture, art... everything. In addition to knowledge, this person also has versed skills and talents. It seems like a lot of work for a single person, doesn't it?
Do you have a friend who always insists on picking up the bill at social gatherings? Their extreme generosity may not stem from huge wealth, but from status anxiety. Or are you the sort of person who obsessively checks their bank balance or investment portfolio?
Most of us would like to read more books, which means establishing a consistent reading habit. But like starting and keeping up with any new habit, becoming a regular reader can be difficult. This guide contains 19 of the most effective techniques I've found to help me be a productive and consistent reader.
For a weight-loss hack, it goes like this: As soon as you order a meal at a restaurant, ask immediately that half of it be put in a to-go box once it’s ready and only the other half served to you. It’s basically a stricter version of portion control.
We can apply the same technique to get ourselves to read more.
Instead of 2 hours of Netflix each night, cutting it in half would still give you the satisfaction of watching Netflix in the evenings but also free up time to read as well.