Today I had several opportunities to experience interest at least, which I always feel is a cousin to curiosity. Mainly, I attended a presentation this evening on the E.U. General Data Protection Regulation and its impact on small business owners. That was interesting because (a) it is new to me and (b) it will affect how I run my business as of May 25, 2018. I also had the opportunity to practice more interest (can one practice interest the way one can practice curiosity?) when we went out for drinks afterwards. Three people in the group I had never met before, all non-native English speakers, two of them with accents that made it difficult for me to understand what they were saying. To listen with the intent of genuinely understanding was tiring!