I am certainly not an English teacher or banker. I was a crypto-linguist in the USAF (enlisted). ...
Anyway Bille, Happy Forth of July, from one vet to another.
And THANK YOU for Your service Redtwin !!!
I have NO problem admitting to,or recognizing a person who has
a superior intelligence , or is more knowledgeable than i,in
a particular field.
Learning to type a message, rather than write it out Long-hand
was probably one of the Best things that ever happened to me.
If you could see my penmanship ; you would be appalled !!
I still remember the Nun, taking the pencil out of my Left
hand, (when i was in first grade) and placing it in my Right
Then she said : "Why can't you be like every one else in
this classroom" ?
As a result, my penmanship is unrecognizable, as a way to
communicate with other humans.
NO two people are alike ; we all have good qualities and
bad ones, and recognizing exactly What your good at, will
help you accomplish your mission both faster and with better results.
An example for such :
I was offered a position in the highest funded prosthetic
design lab in the world ; because of my expertise with
composites and resins.I turned the position down because
of this little known flaw with humans , known as functional fixedness.
Functional fixedness , is a bias in problem solving ; the
moment another way to solve the problem has bin presented
to the subject.
SO ---- i already Knew, that the people i was about to work
for, were mostly Smarter than me.
"I" was the one that the VA had paid an excess
of $120,000 for the 6 different fake legs that they gave
me ; and I was also the person who went out and broke ALL
(3) while kite-boarding
(1) while Hang-gliding
(1) while Paragliding
(1) snow skiing
The VA spent GOOD money on what they thought was suppose to be
a quality piece of equipment ; yet None of the designers
appeared to have a clue as to how they should be made. So
why would i want to learn how to build something, from someone
who is making it, in a way that i already know is Flawed ?
Everything they made Me,was so Wrong, (on so many levels) !!
Some of the prosthetic makers i had talked to ; couldn't
tell me exactly WHY there is more pain when walking down-hill
than when walking Up a hill.
Hoping the message got through to a few here ?
Today i'd like each of you to do the same as above , to
at least 10 children over the age of 10 ; and we will compare
results later ?
Of the (10) people asked last night ; i had a 30% failure
rate. Ages ranged from 8 to 50'ish , and
only (1) of the (4) Latinos i had asked, got it wrong