Have you ever wished you were interested in in some subject? This post is made just for you.
First you must select the topic that you are not interested in. This may be a painting, book, person, place, subject of study, or historic landmark. Then you must affirm that you are interested in becoming interested. Otherwise you would simply cast your gaze on the next subject and not bother with your disinterest.
How interesting it is to be set to embark upon with interest what is as yet flatly uninteresting! Certainly more interesting than being interested in something interesting.
You begin your voyage by formulating a question based on your disinterest. Why do you find the subject uninteresting? You may say, for example, if making a souffle seems too arduous and difficult to you to be interesting, “Why should anyone labor to make a stew fluffy?”. Now you are making progress.
This will lead to other questions, such as who was the first to make a souffle and when and around what circumstances did souffles appear? Then when you have written down such questions you will want to satisfy your curiosity with some good, old-fashioned research/a quick Google search (unless you like Bing in which case you will undoubtedly Bing it).
Congratulations! By virtue of your disinterest you have acquired curiosity. Once you are invested in the subject because you have answered the questions that sprang from your questions, you will have achieved at least a modest level of interest in a subject about which you are now knowledgeable.
There are, one realizes when leafing through university course catalogs, two categories of disinterest. The first, which I shall call uninterest, consists of topics which are plainly uninteresting to you, and which you would skim over without the slightest pinch of regret. The second category, which I shall call disinterest, consists of subjects that you’d like to be interested in, but sadly cannot be because you know who you are a bit too well.
However, the more you think about those topics belonging to the category of uninterest, the more you will find yourself befuddled. Most items you would have placed in the first category without thought upon thought seem like they more appropriately belong in the second category of disinterest.
Stamps, I think. I would not enjoy being interested in stamps were I ever to try to be interested in them. Oh, but then…I think, maybe I would! They are small and paper, decorated with symbols, a product of history, and if you lick them they stick but can only be stuck once without ruining them. All interesting qualities, I must concede. I could collect them and organize them in a big book. Yes, stamps go in the second category.
Likewise, hating some subject is no reason to stay uninterested in it. Hate is a powerful reason to become interested. Tears today are joys tomorrow. It is important to remember that you don’t have to LIKE something to be interested in it. This opens up worlds. In fact, I would go so far as to say that things you are interested in being interested in are actually things you are already interested in but do not like.
I hope that I have solved all of your problems.