I love learning how to learn. Learning how Harvard Physics Professor Eric Mazur learned to teach more effectively was enlightening and exciting to me.
In his presentation he even piqued my curiosity about physics and how fun it must be to understand how circuits work and be able to apply that understanding to lights going out on a Christmas tree. Perhaps after I feel confident in math I'll pursue that avenue further. In the meantime Mr. Mazur has my admiration on many levels, most especially for his willingness to be open to truth even when it is hard to accept and requires different action on his own part and in his refinement of the art of asking questions.
His fellow countryman, Pieter Wispelwey, opened my ears and my heart to the Haydn Cello Concerto in C several years ago.
Now I don't just listen to music I study the composers, the performers, their times and influences as well. This is in part due to him and how he studied music growing up. I love the seeming ease of his fingering as he plays. I've promised myself that I will be able to play this piece on the cello at some point in my life, even if it takes me years and years to do so. I already have the sheet music for it and I caress it longingly with my eyes now and then to inspire me to keep trying when I get discouraged and resistant to practicing.
Ah, me. There is so much to learn and so many good questions to ask and to seek answers to all the rest of my life. Thankfully there are many passionate people who help keep me motivated along the way, including these two from the Netherlands.