posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 11:22 PM
reply to post by diggindirt
Older folks aside, I personally tend to be the jack of all trades type. Not an expert on anything really, but try to learn a little bit about
everything if possible, e.g. fixing my own PC, vehicles, things around the house, etc.. I think most people rely too much on other people to do these
things for them and in the process, lose their drive to learn anything.
Add that with the average attention span of most people whom care more about their favorite show than learning of something that isn't as stimulating
and you have a populace of "idiot specialists".
And no, I'm not saying everyone should go out and learn how to do everything, but basic non-specialized things (such as HTML, which has been around
quite awhile) you would think just about everyone would have at least come across eventually. Apparently not.
Again, I don't apply this to older people.