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How to Tinker

Set aside time to tinker. An hour, or an afternoon will do.

Pick a subject that piques your interest, or something that bores you, or something at random

  • Play
  • Explore
  • Learn
  • Create
  • Experiment
  • Make mistakes

Why Tinker?

  • Connect ideas across domains
  • Find new interests or hobbies
  • Find your passion
    -the only real way to find your passion is to try things and see how you like them
  • Clear your head from the everyday hustle and bustle
  • It's fulfilling in a way that mindless consumption can never be
  • It's fun
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving
-Lao Tzu

Silly Tinkering Ideas

  • Act like a tourist in your hometown
  • Try a new creative hobby (draw, paint, photograph, sculpt)
  • Copy someone else's style
  • Pick a music genre you don't like and listen to the greatest hits
  • Figure out how to change the oil in your car
  • Learn how to swear in different languages