The first time my private and official reading lives synced up was at Hunter College, in a course I took as a sophomore on Russian literature in the twentieth century. The course was taught by Elizabeth Beaujour, a small, fine-boned lady with a shock of gray-white hair, a pointy nose, and a limitless supply of old-world grace, elegance, and sincerity.
If you find a dimension intereseting, we recommend you pick up one or two facts that you find intriguing and place them into your memory. That way you will have 2nd degree information about the topic if it comes up in conversation.
Accordingly, you can do the same with others as well.