Step 1: Identify Your Core Interests
You’ve mentioned a wide range of interests. Let’s start by narrowing down which ones are most engaging to you at this moment.
Out of the following topics – music, computers, philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, systems theory, and education – which are the three that you feel most drawn to currently?
Are there any other areas not listed that you feel particularly passionate about right now?
Of course, let’s get more specific.
In the realm of music, are there particular genres, instruments, or aspects of music theory that engage you the most right now?
Regarding computers, are you more drawn to hardware, software, data science, artificial intelligence, or another subfield?
When thinking about philosophy, are there certain branches (like metaphysics, ethics, logic, etc.) or philosophers that you find particularly compelling at the moment?
In the field of psychology, are you more interested in cognitive, behavioral, developmental, social psychology, or another area?
For cognitive science, are there certain intersections (like linguistics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, philosophy, etc.) that attract you more?
When it comes to systems theory, are there specific systems (like biological, social, ecological, etc.) or concepts within the theory that you want to explore more?
Lastly, within education, are you more drawn to pedagogy, educational technology, curriculum development, educational psychology, or another aspect?
Feel free to choose the areas that resonate most with you right now within each category. It could also be the case that your interest lies in the intersection of two or more of these fields.