posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 01:49 PM
Some good points there.
This is always going to be a problem on the net, not just on ATS. I like to think i have a enough life experience to have a rough idea when someone is
really talking out of their backside.
Something i have found though in my few years on this planet though...
Some people who supposedly have above average intelligence, have near on zero common sense, so is it really that great a thing?
Having the paperwork to show you are an expert in something, does not always guaruntee they are in fact the expert it would appear. I've worked with
people who have spent their lives doing college and university courses, only to find they are useless to me on the job.
I trained as a sports therapist when i left the forces, and on the course was an elderly guy who had dabbled in physiotherapy all his life as an
interest. Even the instructor, who was a qualified physio himself admitted this old guy knew more than he did. All that was missing was the paperwork
and the "I've been to college" tag.
As for the military thing, as ex forces myself this one always tickles me.
No matter what unit you were in, there will be some things you were involved in that you shouldn't be talking about online. My motto has always been,
"If you can't talk about it, don't."
Half the stuff the SF and other specialized units do is boring as hell anyway. Things you "can't talk about" aren't interesting enough for people
to listen to anyway lol.
Peoples egos do get the better of them online unfortunately, but i just try to take each persons advice as it comes.