I try to suck it all in like a sponge. Places, people, experiences, I look and listen. I read a lot but I have ADD and dyslexia, ( dyscalculus or some crap like that- dyslexia with numbers and learning difficulties ) But a little of what I read sticks. I guess this makes me take notice of what's going on a bit more carefully. And this stuff doesn't make me any less curious and enquiring.
Being like this for so long and only just discovering it has made me feel like a stranger, for 45 years I was told I was stupid by teachers, parents and employers. The only people who appreciated me were my abusers, so I believed it. Now I know different, that's why I feel like a stranger, I'm just catching up with the real world, and meeting other strangers and making friends
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau