I'm in my early 20s and I'm restarting uni again, however, I wasted most of my teens playing vidya, watching anime and porn.I wanted to rekindle my interest in learning an instrument and foreign language at a conversational level under my belt.However, I am afraid I might not get back to these interests when I have finally landed a wagecuck job or run a business as the effects of neuroplasticity are much more potentwhen you're younger. How should a prodigious student schedule their time?
>>12944174Bro, you realize that you’ll die, right? You realize that after that literally nothing you’ve ever done will matter, right?
>>12944181fuck you, I will be consumed by the fire of my glory.
>>12944174Lesr instrumentDrill an hour every dayLearn something new every weekDrill that for tye weekDon't matter if it's just 1 scale or a chord
>>12944215Ok? Being consumed by fire doesn’t seem at all related to having many hobbies in your mortal life though. In fact if you were to be consumed by fire I think you would not have the time to think about your past life
>>12944174>I am afraid I might not get back to these interests when I have finally landed a wagecuck jobAn EE student doesn't have a lot of time to spareYou'll have far more time as a "wagecuck" to pursue a hobby
>>1294429240 hours a week of study was the recommended figure by my uni, which means I have 140 hours a week to spare sleeping, cooking/eating and reading.
>>12944174the first 20 hours matter
>>12944258I just want to be an average musician that is all.
>>12944174A good start is to drop watching TV. Remember your time has value, so don't waste it on garbage. Do a degree in your home country and an advanced degree abroad, that will make you learn the language. I did a postdoc in Japan, quite a rush.>>12944181Make sure to lead a productive life.>>12944215Now we are cooking.
>>12944174>It takes 10,000 hours to master anythingThat has to be an arbitrary estimation. It doesn't account for affinity, enjoyment, or the lengths someone is willing to go for their craft.
>>12944433An hour a day on the piano or guitar could result in you playing some very nice things after a year. An hour a day on the violin over the course of a year will still leave you sounding like a beginner.
>>12946068>That has to be an arbitrary estimation.It's from Gladwell's "Outliers," his 10k hour rule. He believes mastery of anything takes 10k hours. It's a way to encourage hard work over talent, and it's over course a gross oversimplification of the truth.
>>12944174get a hobby thats related to ee like arduino projects and breadboards. that way you kill two brids with one stone and you can put it on ur resume to get that sweet sweet internship.
>>12946068It also doesn't account for the most important quality of all, talent
>>12944174Hey past me. You will fail.
>>12944260When you win an argument about the universal applicability about the inevitable irrelevance of everything what is the prize?
>>12944174I've probably put a (couple?) thousand hours into guitar. It's a lifelong thing.I've gone years at a time barely playing at all, and some periods performing weekly.Music is cumulative, like any other skill.
>>12944174I did those things whilst pimping and managing a few girls so not exactly the same as OP but I get where he is coming from.The trouble with that stat people throw around is that most people actually just want to achieve sufficient proficiency and discipline to have general use awareness of the skill and how to recover from a fumble so they can keep going. That shit doesn't need 10,000 hours because mastery is relative to the audience knowledge of what is really going on, which is mostly never or extremely little.If you want an effective mental absorption process in terms of scheduling you only need 2 hours a day, 3 days a week. Worrying any further about it ends up as a trap of measuring minutia rather than engaging the practice.
why do you take some random number someone pulled out of their arse as fact