There are neurological benefits of keeping your life open. If you do keep doing things that are new and unexpected your brain keeps growing and changing and it helps you react better to uncertainty and keep pushing yourself.
The less your brain is settled the better it is for your growth.
"When people say, ‘I’m the kind of person who,’ my heart always sinks. These are formulas, we’ve all got about ten formulas about who we are, what we like, the kind of people we like, all that stuff. The disparity between these phrases and how one experiences oneself minute by minute is ludicrous."
Days I feel like a human being, while other days I feel more like a sound. I touch the world not as myself but as an echo of who I was.
∆ Ocean Vuong, from On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (Penguin, 2019)
It’s dusk, dearest. (In passing, isn’t ‘dusk’ a lovely word? I like it better than twilight. It sounds so velvety and shadowy and – and – dusky.) In daylight I belong to the world; in the night to sleep and eternity. But in the dusk I’m free from both and belong only to myself...
| L.M. Montgomery, from Anne of Windy Poplars
“It’s like love. There is no end to the amount of love one can have. You can love multiple people at the same time, your mother and father, your friends, your girlfriend—but it’s the same with our pursuits. There is more than enough time in life to do more than one thing,” he says.